English and Cultural Studies Professor, Marlene Daut, receives National Humanities Center fellowship

Marlene Daut, associate professor of English and cultural studies in Claremont Graduate University’s School of Arts and Humanities, has received a fellowship from the National Humanities Center that will support her research into Haitian literature and culture.


 Marlene Daut

Marlene Daut

Daut is one of 37 scholars selected for the prestigious fellowship for the 2016-17 academic year. She and the other fellows will gather at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina to pursue individual research projects and to share ideas in seminars, lectures, and conferences. This year's fellows come from 17 of the United States as well as Argentina, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

Daut will use the opportunity to work on her anthology of Haitian revolutionary fictions.

Daut specializes in early and nineteenth-century American and Caribbean literary and cultural studies. She’s currently working on a new book exploring Haitian author and politician Baron de Vastey; an anthology of Haitian prose, poetry, and plays; and a monograph, which seeks to resituate writing about Haiti in the nineteenth century. She serves as the director of the Africana Studies Certificate Program, and is an affiliate for the Claremont Colleges’ Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies Program.

The National Humanities Center is a privately incorporated institute for advanced study in the humanities. Since 1978 the Center has awarded fellowships to more than 1,300 scholars whose work has resulted in the publication of more than 1,500 books in all fields of humanistic study.