Texas A&M University, College of Liberal Arts, Online Curriculum Grant; part of team from History Department


John S. Aubrey Fellowship, Newberry Library (Chicago) for “The Doyenne of Chicago Dance: Ann Barzel as Champion, Collector, and Critic”


National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Institute, Making Modernism: Literature and Culture in Twentieth-Century Chicago, 1893-1955, Newberry Library (Chicago).

Grant for participation in Liberal Arts International Conference, Texas A&M University at Qatar.

Recipient of Peter Rollins Travel Grant from Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association for presentation of “Why Not Dance in History?: Using Popular Dance in the US History Surveys”.


Author Workshop Participant, Folklore Studies in A Multicultural World series with University of Illinois Press, Editor Laurie Matheson, for Dancing American-ness: Folk Dance as Americanization in Chicago, 1890 1940.

2013 – 2014

Dissertation Fellowship, Texas A&M University at Qatar

2012 – 2013

Texas A&M University Race and Ethnic Studies Institute Fellowship


Selma Jeanne Cohen Award, Society of Dance History Scholars, for best graduate student paper submitted to the annual conference

Dance Studies in/and the Humanities, Summer Seminar Participant, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Charles C. Keeble ’48 Dissertation Fellowship, Texas A&M University History Department

Vision 2020 Dissertation Enhancement Award, Texas A&M University College of Liberal Arts

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