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Grants & Awards 

Principal Investigator, $524,000 Mellon Foundation Intersectional Studies Grant "Intersectionality in the American South." 2022-2025. The connection of my work with studies of the Global South are exemplified in this Mellon Foundation award to advance Intersectionality Studies through a focus on its import in the American South. 

Member, Asylum Hill Research Consortium (AHRC). Interdisciplinary scholarly expert group working collaboratively to document, remember, and memorialize the thousands buried on the asylum grounds during its 80 year history.


Visiting Researcher and Scholarly Collaborator. College of Charleston, (African American Studies Program in the School of Languages, Culture and World Affairs). One week visiting researcher and Scholarly Collaborator. Forthcoming (November 2019).


The Obama Institute In-Residence Faculty Research Fellowship (for spring 2019). A 4-week visiting research award to work on chapter of biography project.

Spring 2017: GSU Honors College Course (ENGL 3260) Award for Summer 2018

GSU University Research Services and Administration’s Conference Grant (2017Award) in Collaboration with Johannes Gütenberg Obama Institute: Spring 2018 Symposium, “The Post Obama Ethos: Transnationalism and The US in the Aftermath of Hope.”

CENCIA AWARD (2016-17) "Religion, Race, and Gender in the Transforming Transnational US South," A Film Screening and Discussion in collaboration with Atlanta's Auburn Avenue Research Library. March 22,2017.

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Visiting Professorship (Fall/Winter 2013/14), in the American Studies Department at Johannes Gutenberg University. Mainz, Germany.

Scholar-in-Residence, Department of African and African-American Studies (AAAS), Dartmouth College. May 22 – June 2, 2012. (Research and Readings in Afro-Hispanic Literature)

American Association of University Women Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2002-2003

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