2017

Faculty Fellowship at the Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan Ann Arbor for the academic year 2017-18

2016

Spring/Summer Mentorship Program with Ph.D. Candidate, Janée Moses, University of Michigan.

2015

Travel Grant to Professional Conference with Faculty Award with: 1. Joo Young Lee and 2. Jallicia Jollie, University of Michigan.

ADVANCE Summer Writing Grants for book manuscript, Me and My House: James Baldwin and Black Domesticity.

2014-15

Michigan Humanities Award, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Distinguished Visiting Professor of African American Studies, University of Montpellier, France, May 30 – June 22, 2014.

2013

Rackham Spring/Summer Research Grant (funding for a Research Assistant) for book project, In the Company of Women.

Summer Research Funding, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies for book project, In the Company of Women.

2012

Multi-source eGiF funding for Two-Day Symposium: “Behind the Veil of the Private/Political: James Baldwin Remembered, Recalled, and Reviewed,” September 19 and 20, 2012. University of Michigan.

Distinguished Visiting Professor of African American Studies, University of Cagliari in Italy (UNICA), June 13 – July 14.

University of Michigan, Research Award for book project, “In the Company of Women” and Faculty Grant to organize “One Day Symposium on James Baldwin” (sponsors: College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Institute for the Humanities, International Institute, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, American Culture).

2010

CREES Faculty Travel Award ($500.00) for the new book project, Racing Borderlands, and related conference (MESEA, Pesc, Hungary, June 2010).

2009

Modern Language Association William Sanders Scarborough Prize for an Outstanding Scholarly Study of Black American Literature or Culture for James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade

Honorable Mention, Errol Hill Award (for outstanding scholarship in African American theater, drama, and/or performance studies) from the American Society for Theater Research for James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade

Institute for the Humanities, 2009-2010 Hunting Family Faculty Fellowship for book project, Racing Borderlands

2008

Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, University of Michigan, Faculty Grant of $3,000 for the new book project, Racing Borderlands

2007

Arts of Citizenship, University of Michigan, Seed Grant of $1,500 for the new book project, Racing Borderlands.

2006

Office of the Vice Provost for Research Subvention Fund for the publication of James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade, University of Michigan

2004

Global Ethnic Literatures Seminar Fellowship, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Michigan

2002

Fellowship and Grant for Erotics of Space: James Baldwin and the Transatlantic Architextures of Desire, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies Grant and Fellowship Program, University of Michigan

2001

Interdisciplinary Faculty Associate Award, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan

2000

Resident Fellowship, Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers, Scotland (declined)

Research Grant for “James Baldwin’s France,” Aarhus University Research Foundation, Denmark

1999-00

Visiting Scholar Fellowship, Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, Tulane University, USA

Research Fellowship, Centre for Cultural Research, Aarhus University, Denmark

1998

Salzburg Seminar Fellowship in American Studies, Salzburg, Austria

1997

USIS Denmark Grant for a conference and volume project, “Other America(n)s: The Politics and Poetics of Multiculturalism,” American Studies Center Aarhus, Aarhus University, Denmark

1995-96

Research and Professional Growth Awards, Faculty Development Awards, Furman University

1995

PEW Foundation Summer Award

1994

Scholar in residence at “Kuncewiczowka,.” The Maria Kuncewicz Foundation, Poland

1993

Research and Professional Growth Summer Award, Faculty Development Award, Furman University

Summer Research Fellowship, Oregon Humanities Center, University of Oregon

1992

Finalist: Junior Fellowship in the Harvard Society of Fellows

1991-92

Oregon Humanities Center Graduate Fellowship

1990-92

Graduate Teaching Fellowship in Department of English, University of Oregon

1990-91

Jane Grant Dissertation Grant, Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon

1987-90

Graduate Teaching Fellowship in American Studies, University of Oregon