Monique Allewaert

Position title: Resident Fellow (2020-2021)

English, UW-Madison

Photograph portrait of a woman standing against a white wall with her brown hair pulled back from her face. She wears a blue scarf and a brown tweed jacket.

Luminescence: Insect Knowledges, Power, and the Literary: 1705-1814

Allewaert is completing a book that 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.

Monique Allewaert studies 18th-century American plantation colonies, especially at the intersections of ecology, race studies, and aesthetics.