Giacomo Berchi received his BA in Italian Literature at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan with a thesis entitled «Perché mi vinse il lume d’esta stella»: Dante e il mito di Venere, Paradiso VIII-IX. He then moved to Istituto di Studi Italiani founded by Carlo Ossola at Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano where he received his MA in Italian Language, Literature and Civilization with a thesis in Comparative Literature entitled Il quarto giorno della Creazione: Du Bartas, Tasso, Acevedo, Milton.
He is now a PhD student at New York University.
He is currently working with Piero Boitani on a three volumes anthology on the figure of Ulysses in world literature to be published by Lorenzo Valla Edizioni.
In March 2017 he took part to an archaeological excavation at cave 11Q in Qumran sponsored by Istituto di Cultura e Archeologia delle Terre Bibliche of the Faculty of Theology in Lugano and Università della Svizzera Italiana.
His research interests include European Medieval and Renaissance Literature and Culture, Literary Canon, Translation Studies, Terrence Malick’s filmography and its relation to Kierkegaard’s philosophy and literary works.