Awards, Grants, and Fellowships

  • 2017                 Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship, University of Michigan
  • 2016                 Associate Professor Support Fund, Office of the Dean, Literature, Science, and the Arts,University of Michigan
  • 2016                 ADVANCE Summer Writing Grant, University of Michigan
  • 2015                  Recipient of the Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award, University of Michigan
  • 2015                  Arab Community Leadership Award, The Big Ihtifal, Arab Graduation, University of Michigan
  • 2015         Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, University of Michigan chapter
  • 2015         Invited to join the PEN American Organization
  • 2014         Honorable Mention for Between the Middle East and the Americas, Non-Fiction category, Arab American Book Award, Arab American National Museum
  • 2014            Individual Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education, Literature Science and the Arts, University of Michigan
  • 2013            Research Grant, Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) Faculty Grants and Awards Program, University of Michigan
  • 2012            Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award, Arab American National Museum Book Award for Arab and Arab American Feminisms
  • 2012            Jack G. and Bernice Shaheen Achievement Award, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
  • 2011            Manuscript Completion Grant, LSA Deans Office, University of Michigan
  • 2011            Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Alternate
  • 2010-2011     Faculty Fellow Completion Grant, Arts of Citizenship, University of Michigan
  • 2010                 Spring/Summer Research Grants Program, Rackham Graduate School and Office for Vice President for Research, University of Michigan
  • 2009-2010          Faculty Fellow, International Security and Development, Center for International and Comparative Studies, University of Michigan
  • 2008-2009          Faculty Fellow, Arts of Citizenship, University of Michigan
  • 2007                 Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) Faculty Grants and Awards Program, University of Michigan
  • 2007                 Distinguished Service Award, Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI)
  • 2006-2007          Citizenship Themes Year Grant for proposal, “Citizenship and Arab American Studies,” to bring speakers in conjunction with courses in Arab American Studies, University of Michigan
  • 2005-2007          Media and Humanities and Cultural Studies Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Macalester College (declined)
  • 2004-2005          Whiting Dissertation Prize Fellowship, Stanford Humanities Center (declined)
  • 2003-2004          El Centro Chicano Graduate Scholar in Residence, Stanford University
  • 2003-2004          Graduate Dissertation Fellowship, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University
  • 2003-2004          Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity Teaching Fellowship, Stanford University (declined)
  • 1999-2003          Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
  • 1996-1998          Diamond Fellowship, New School for Social Research
  • 1994                 Dorothy McGuigan Award (for best Women’s Studies Essay Written by an Undergraduate Student), University of Michigan
  • 1991-1995          Michigan Scholar Award, University of Michigan