Awards & Distinctions

  • Bates College Travel Grant, Beinecke Library, Yale University
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellow at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (2005-2006). Project Title: “Writing a New African Diasporic World: Melvin Dixon, Joseph Beam and the Generation of the 1980s.”
  • C Bates College Grant for Symposium, “W. E. B. Du Bois and The Souls of Black Folk: The First 100 Years” (2004)
  • Bates College Travel Grant to attend San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (2003)
  • Bates College Travel Grant to attend the American Black Film Festival in Acapulco, Mexico; and MIX New York Experimental Film Festival (2001-2002)
  • Phillips Fellowship Travel Grant for Research, Winter 2001
  • Bates College Summer Research Grant for Travel to Cuba, 2000
  • Bates College Summer Research Grant for Travel to CapeTown, South Africa, 1999
  • Scholar in Residence, Western Michigan University, March 27-28, 1996
  • Rockefeller Residency Fellowship in the Humanities, The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, 1993-1994.
  • Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Center for the Study of Black Literature and Culture, University of Pennsylvania, Summer 1991. Selected to attend the six week seminar “History, Content and Method in Afro-American Studies.”
  • Grant from the American College Health Association, 1989 (jointly with three colleagues). Received funding to design, implement, and evaluate a retreat for campus leaders on racism, sexism, and homophobia in the AIDS crisis.
  • Ithaca College Research Grant, 1988. Received funding to attend Chautauqua Short Course, “From the Sin of Onan to the Smoke of Auswitch.” State University of New York, Stony Brook.
  • Graduate Minority Fellowship, 1986-1987, Indiana University, Bloomington. United StatesDepartment of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Summers, 1985, 1986, 1987. Received funding to study the Bambara/Mandinka language of West Africa at Indiana University.
  • Equal Opportunity Fellowship, Indiana University, Summer, 1984.

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