2020 – PEN Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History for “Baa Haas” research
2016 Barbara “Penny” Kanner Prize, Western Association of Women Historians (WAWH) for Remember Me to Miss Louisa: Hidden Black-White Intimacies in Antebellum America (Northern Illinois University Press, 2015)
Alternate, Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (2014)
Co-honoree, Educator of the Year, Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society (2014)
Bankhead/Summersell Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Department of History, University of Alabama (2012-13)
Alternate, Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2012)
Outstanding Research Writing Award, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Summer Pre-Doctoral Institute (SPI) (2010)
“The River is Low: Fancy Girls and the Issue of Desire Around One Domestic Slave Trader,” Honorable Mention, Graduate Category, Ruth Murray Essay Competition, Center for Gender Studies, University of Chicago (2007)
“When I First Wore Fish Leather, Or Black Girl in Iceland,” Pan African Spaces: Essays on Black Transnationalism, Msia K. Clark, Phiwokuhle W. Mnyandu, and Loy Azalia, eds. (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019).
“Tracing Black Racial and Spatial Politics in South Florida via Memory,” Journal of Urban History (First published date: January-30-2017 ): 1-21. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0096144216688467.