selected awards


The Peter J. Seybolt Faculty Research Award in Asian Studies, 2014-2015

Selva J. Raj Endowed International Dissertation Research Fellowship, American Academy of Religion, 2010

Thomas F. Ferdinand Summer Research Fellowship, The Graduate School, UNC, 2010

Perry Family Summer Research Grant, Religious Studies, UNC, 2011


Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Awards, nominated (decision pending)

“Top 26 Favorite UVM Professors,” UVM/Bored, 2014

Peer Recognition Teaching Award, Religious Studies, UNC, 2011

professional development

Writing in the Disciplines “First Year Writing” Institute, UVM, May 2014.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute: The Cultural and Historical Development of Modern India.  New Delhi, India, July 2011.

Future Faculty Fellowship Program, Center for Faculty Excellence, UNC, August 2010.