Professor Monique Allewaert awarded fellowship at the Stanford Humanities Center

Professor Monique Allewaert has been awarded a fellowship at the Stanford Humanities Center to support research and writing related to her project Luminescence: Insect Knowledge, Power, and the Literary: 1700–1814, which explores how West Indian plantation colonies’ inadvertent proliferation of insects became central to the cultural productions of enslaved, free black, indigenous, and subaltern white stakeholders. Established in 1980, the Stanford Humanities Center sponsors advanced research in the humanities and the interpretive social sciences by investing in experiences—fellowships, workshops, lectures, and other events—that enrich research in and across the disciplines.