My research focuses on the historical sociolinguistics of multilingualism and language contact, most recently in the context of colonial Louisiana. Other research interests include comparative Romance linguistics and language variation and change in early and late modern French and Spanish.
I specialise in poetry of the post-war period, with a particular interest in comparing British and German literature. My current research project examines representations of extra-terrestrial space in twentieth century poetry.
Junior Research Fellow in French (Kathleen Bourne Fellowship in French) at St Anne's College
Alexandra Tranca joined St Anne’s College and the Sub-Faculty of French in 2017. She was previously a Bye-Fellow at Christ’s College, Cambridge (2016-2017). As an undergraduate, she read French and Italian at Trinity College, Cambridge, where she afterwards completed an MPhil in European Literature and Culture, and a PhD in French.