Audrey Calandra

Audrey Calandra

Doctoral Student


Audrey Calandra hails from Oakland, California and grew up speaking French at École Bilingue in Berkeley. She attended UCLA where she received her undergraduate degree in French and Francophone studies. After finishing her degree she spent an academic year teaching English to elementary students in Nantes through the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF). She then went on to receive her Master's degree from the French department at the University of Colorado, Boulder where she had the opportunity to teach four different undergraduate level courses, including hybrid and online courses. Her research interests include Francophone and Caribbean literatures and cultures from the 20th and 21st century with a focus on Haiti.


  • M.A. Department of French and Italian Studies. (French and Francophone Studies), University of Colorado, Boulder (2018)
  • B.A. French and Francophone Studies - UCLA (2014)

Research Interests

  • Transatlantic Studies -Haiti and the Caribbean -Modernity in 19th century French literature