Poets & Writers, Grant for Readings and Workshop Program, March 2018

Finalist for 2018 Louise Meriwether First Book Prize coordinated by Feminist Press for "Ladies Special, Homebound"--unpublished collection of connected stories.

Faculty Fellowship, “The OpEd Project: Write to Change the World,” selected from nine campuses of the University of California by UC Merced's Center for the Humanities, 2017

Non-Senate Faculty Professional Development Award, University of California, Los Angeles, 2016-2017

Scholarship from BinderCon, UCLA, April 2017

First prize for story "Excursion" at the contest organized by the 14th International Short Story Conference in English: "Influence and Confluence in the Short Story: East and West," Shanghai, July 2016. Judges: Bharati Mukherjee and Clark Blaise.

Non-Senate Faculty Professional Development Award, UCLA, 2015-2016

Scholarship from Grub Street's Annual Conference: “The Muse & The Marketplace,” Boston, April-May 2016

Liam Rector Scholarship in Fiction, Bennington Writing Seminars, Vermont, 2014-2016

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities Program: “Cultures in Transnational Perspective,” UCLA, 2010-2012

French Forum Editorial Assistant Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2009-2010

African Studies Graduate Research Assistant Fellowship, UPenn, 2008-2009

Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship, UPenn, School of Arts & Sciences, 2008

Benjamin Franklin Fellowship, UPenn, School of Arts & Sciences, 2002-2008 

Pre-doctoral Research Grant (Mauritius), UPenn, Department of Romance Languages & School of Arts &  Sciences, 2007

Graduate Summer Program Scholarship at “Institut d’Études Françaises d’Avignon” (France), Bryn Mawr College & UPenn, 2003

Francophone Cultural Exchange Scholarship at “Centre International de Rencontres Universitaires” (Tours, France), Lions Club de France, 2002