Selected Awards and Grants

Co-PI, “Local Patterns of Election Related Violence and Peace,” with Grant Masterson, Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa and Rod Alence, University of the Witwatersrand, funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY), $300,000, Awarded for 2018-2020.

Fellowship, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, Awarded for January-June 2019.

University of Michigan Office of Research (UMOR) Small Scale and Preliminary Projects Grant, 2016-2017, $14, 351

Co-PI, “Rethinking the African Humanities: A Trans-Continental Collaboration.” African Studies Center, University of Michigan and the Witwatersrand Institute for Social and Economic Research, funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation, 2013-2017, $1.2 million.


Co-PI, “Distributive Goods and Distributive Politics”, American Political Science Association Africa Workshop, funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation, Maputo, Mozambique, July, 2014  $200,000.


International Security and Development Fellowship, Center for International and Comparative Studies, 2010-2011, $16,000

Presidential Scholar, Colgate University, 2006-2007

Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., 2003-2004

Small Grants Award, American Political Science Association, 2003