E. Solaire Denaud (she/her/hers) is a French and Haitian Ph.D. student in the Comparative Literature Program. Her research focuses on race and animality in Caribbean literature as well as occurrences of Black plant-based diets throughout the Black Diaspora. More broadly, she is interested in literary conceptions of ecologies and animal ethics in Black literature and their entanglement with postcolonial and anti-racist resistances. Solaire also hosts a podcast on Black plant-based diets in French/creole-speaking contexts (i.e., West-Africa/Caribbean/Europe) as well as a blog on the same topic. Additionally, Solaire produces educational resources about neutral/non-binary French and its role in threatening the French colonial project of “Francophonie,” the spreading of French language and culture in former and current French colonies.