Mikaela Harris

 Mikaela Harris
Mentor: Dr. Alioune Sow
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
"I became involved involved in research because I wanted to graduate with High or Highest Honors. Having found a research project that truly interests me, though, I find it taking on a new dimension. I have become enthralled with my topic and am searching for ways to explore it in other dimensions after completing my undergraduate education."


English, French



Research Interests

  • Identity CrONE.UF

Academic Awards

  • Visiting Student Scholarship, NYU
  • Conner Scholarship for Study Abroad, French and Francophone Studies
  • Sinai Scholar


  • Prism Honors Magazine
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Sigma Kappa Sorority


  • Southern Legal Counsel
  • After School Gators
  • Baby Gators

Hobbies and Interests

  • Traveling
  • Reading
  • The Beach
  • Shopping (even window shopping

Research Description

It is often said that literature is the key to the soul. Following in this logic, I have explored Francophone literature to determine how the identity crONE.UF, brought on by French colonialism, effected children of differing genders differently. Using more than 15 works, I will explore this question about the impacts of colonialism from the point of view of authors who experienced it firsthand in their youth.