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Miranda Heaner

Graduate Student

E-mail: mheaner@g.ucla.edu Fields of interest: Medieval and early modern French literature (1100-1600), Francophone North America, sound studies, carnivalesque traditi

Miranda Heaner (she/her/elle/sie) is a second-year Ph.D. student in the French and Francophone Studies section. She previously received a B.A. in French and International Studies from Northwestern University and a M.A.in French from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her master’s thesis, Échos Alsaciens dans la culture cadienne, focused on the understudied impact of Alsatian migration to southwest Louisiana (commonly known as Acadiana) and the enduring traces that this migratory movement left on rural Mardi Gras and Christmastime cultural practices. Her 2024 Graduate Student Research Mentorship summer research analyzes tri-regional upper Rhine wintertime noisemaking traditions. She is currently preparing to begin her dissertation research.


M.A. (2023) French, University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Thesis director: Dr. Nathan Rabalais)

B.A. (2019) French and International Studies, Northwestern University (Honors thesis co-directors: Drs. Scott Durham and Jane Winston)