Robert H. Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching, Bates College, May, 2002.
Elected for New England Region to the Delegate Assembly of the Modern Language Association,2000-2002.
Editorial Board, Women’s Studies Quarterly, 1998–.2004.
Project Humanist, Project on National Healthcare, National Endowment for the Humanities, Program Committee 1999–2001.
Project Humanist, Metropolitan Life Multicultural Grant to the Olin Museum of Art, Bates College, 1992-93.
Project Mentor, National Council for the Humanities, 1989-90.
Robert H. Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching, Bates College, May, 1987.
Fulbright Foundation Fellowship, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 1985-86.
Seminar Director, Maine Council on the Humanities Seminar for Legislators, “Literature and Ethics,” January-May, 1985.
N.E.H. Summer Seminar, 1984 (“Humor in Cross-Cultural Perspective”; Director: Stanley Brandes).
Whiting Foundation Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities, Harvard University, 1977-78.
American Association of University Women Fellowship, 1977 (declined).
Susan Anthony Potter Prize in Comparative Literature, Harvard University, 1975.
Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Reed College, 1965.
Reed College Creative Scholarship, Summer, 1964.