Fellowships, Grants, Awards, and Honors

 

Selected Awards and Honors

2016                Kenneth Sherrill Best Dissertation Award (for work on sexuality and politics), American Political Science Association

2014                Lancaster Dissertation Award for the Social Sciences, an honor given to one Social Science dissertation every two years at UCSB

2014                University Award of Distinction, UCSB

2014                Pride Leadership Award, UCSB

2012                Graduate Scholarship Honorable Mention, National Women’s Studies Association

2012                Excellence in Teaching Award and Named University Wide Teaching Associate, an honor given to one UCSB Teaching                                         Associate annually 

2012                Outstanding Teaching Associate Award, Residence Hall Association, UCSB

2012                Outstanding Graduate Student Award, given to one UCSB graduate student annually for exceptional service to the LGBTQ                                    community, Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity

2011                Summer Teaching Competition Winner, Department of Feminist Studies, UCSB

2010                Distinguished Service Award, Department of Feminist Studies, UCSB


Fellowships 

2014                Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Graduate Division, UCSB 

2013                UCSB Affiliates Graduate Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate Division, UCSB

2009-14           Doctoral Scholars Fellowship, UCSB

2012                Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies, one of six fellowships awarded nationally

2012                Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, Pre-Doctoral Fellow, UCSB 

2012                Steve and Barbara Mendell Fellowship in Cultural Literacy, Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life, UCSB

 

Grants 

Research Grants

2012                Humanities and Social Science Research Grant, Graduate Division, UCSB

2011                Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, Graduate Collaborative Award and Grant, “Beyond the Divide: Using Social Justice Theater                          to Challenge Dominant Discourses, Incite Action, and Produce Theory,” UCSB

2011                Santa Barbara Pro-Choice Coalition, Research Grant, “Shared Spaces and Shared Positionalities: Using Performance to Address                            Discourses of Multi-Generational Feminist Divides,” Santa Barbara, CA

2010                The Myra Sadker Foundation, Teacher Award and Grant, “Beyond Internships versus Intellectualism: Incorporating Women’s                                 Studies Concepts into Social Justice Internship Programs”


Public Humanities and Development Grants

2015                Q Series: LGBTQ Lives on Film, film series organized by the Ethnographic Film Society, faculty and fundraising adviser, Rice                               University 

2013                Sexuality Studies Film Series grant, The Fund for Santa Barbara (with Deborah Rogow and Margaret Lazarus)

2013                Kim Q. Hall’s keynote, “Toward a Queer Crip Politics of Food,” Primary event organizer and fundraiser, UCSB

2012                Robert McRuer’s keynote, “The Crip’s Speech in an Age of Austerity: Composing Disability Transnationally,” Primary event                                   organizer and fundraiser, UCSB

2006-09           Founding Director of the Women’s Resource Center, University of Arizona

                        Solidified more than $200,000 in outside grant funding ($132,000 from the Student Services Fee Advisory Board; $38,620 from                             the Parents and Family Association; Grants of $1,000 or less from more than 30 funding organizations and community groups)


Teaching Grants

2017               “Beyond Intersectionality: Anti-Racist and Anti-Capitalist Feminisms in the Trump Era,” Ada Howe Kent Fund, Middlebury College 

2015                The Future of Food: Feminist, Queer, and Critical Approaches, Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning, Rice University

2010              “Beyond Internships versus Intellectualism: Incorporating Women’s Studies Concepts into Social Justice Internship Programs,” The Myra Sadker Foundation, Teacher Award and Grant 

2007                Faculty/Student Interaction Grant, University of Arizona 


Travel Grants

2013                National Women’s Studies Association

2013                Doctoral Student Travel Grant, Academic Senate, UCSB

2012                Annette K. Baxter Travel Grant, American Studies Association

2011                UCSB Women’s Center, given to three graduate students annually

2010                UCSB Women’s Center, given to three graduate students annually

2008                Women’s Studies Advisory Council Travel Grant, University of Arizona

2008                Graduate and Professional Student Council Travel Grant, University of Arizona

2007                Women’s Studies Advisory Council Travel Grant, University of Arizona

2007                Graduate and Professional Student Council Travel Grant, University of Arizona