A photo of Danielle Hanzalik

Danielle Hanzalik

Ph.D. Student

E-mail: dmhanzalik@ucla.edu Fields of interest: memory studies, urban humanities, modern/contemporary film, literature, and art, education

Danielle Hanzalik is a Ph.D. student in the French and Francophone Studies section of ELTS. She received a B.A. in French and in English from UC Berkeley. After completing her undergraduate degree, she spent three years living in France, teaching English with TAPIF and later mentoring college students. Working across mediums of literature, film, and art, her research at UCLA focuses on modern and contemporary representations of urban space, specifically that of the city of Paris. She is interested in the revolutionary power of artistic practices within urban space, such as graffiti, as well as how urban environments serve as contact zones between body and memory. She was part of the 2021-22 Urban Humanities Initiative cohort at UCLA through cityLab.  


Ph.D in French and Francophone Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (expected 2025)

  • Graduate Certificate in Urban Humanities (Spring 2022) 

B.A. in French and English, University of California, Berkeley (2015)

  • Highest Distinction in General Scholarship

  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society  

Courses commonly taught

  • French 1, 2, 4, 41