Danna Agmon, an associate professor in the Department of History and ASPECT was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship for 2020-2021 to support the writing of her book, “A World at Court: Nested Legality and French Empire across the Indian Ocean.”

During her yearlong research leave as a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow, she will travel to archives in France and India to work with primary sources, including French court documents from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Through a competitive application process, the endowment’s Division of Research Programs awards funding to individual scholars pursuing projects involving research, thorough analysis, and clear writing, and these must have value to humanities scholars or general audiences.