*2017-2018 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF EDUCATION/SPENCER FOUNDATION POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

*2016 FINALIST FOR THE HOOKS NATIONAL BOOK AWARD, BENJAMIN L. HOOKS INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

*2017 NEW SCHOLAR'S BOOK AWARD, AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION, DIVISION F

*2015-2016 ARCHIE K. DAVIS FELLOWSHIP, NORTH CAROLINIANA SOCIETY

*2013-2014 VISITING SCHOLAR, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

*2013-2014 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF EDUCATION/SPENCER FOUNDATION POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP (DECLINED)

*2012 C. VANN WOODWARD DISSERTATION PRIZE, SOUTHERN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

*2012 CLAUDE A. EGGERTSEN DISSERTATION PRIZE, HISTORY OF EDUCATION SOCIETY

*2009-2010 FORD FOUNDATION DIVERSITY DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP

*2009-2010 SPENCER FOUNDATION DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP

*MELLON MAYS UNIVERSITY FELLOWS DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP, WOODROW WILSON NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP FOUNDATION, 2009 (DECLINED)

*JOHN F. KENNEDY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY RESEARCH GRANT, 2008

*HUGGINS-QUARLES AWARD, ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN HISTORIANS, 2008

*DRUSILLA DUNGEE HOUSTON PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING RESEARCH, ASSOCIATION OF BLACK WOMEN HISTORIANS, 2007