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Danielle Hanzalik

Ph.D. Student

E-mail: dmhanzalik@ucla.edu Fields of interest: education, laïcité, contemporary film and literature, contemporary cultural studies

Danielle Hanzalik is a Ph.D. student in the French and Francophone Studies department. She received a B.A. in French and a B.A. in English from UC Berkeley in 2015, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society as a junior. After graduating, she spent three years living in France, working with students. She is interested in contemporary questions of identity in France, specifically how the educational system and laïcité inform this identity. She is also interested in the effects of technology and globalization and the intersection of history, literature and other forms of media.


  • B.A. English & French: University of California, Berkeley, Highest Distinction in General Scholarship (2015)