Honors and Awards
San Francisco State University Sabbatical Award, Research Leave, Spring 2014.
In Light of Another's Word selected for subvention by Mellow Modern Language Initiative, 2012.
San Francisco State University Presidential Award, Research Leave, 2007-2008.
San Francisco State University Vice-President´s Award, Spring 2007.
San Francisco State University Affirmative Action Award, Spring 2006.
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, awarded by The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2003-2004.
Presidential Fellowship, Columbia University, 1998-2003.
A. W. Mellon Research Fellowship for study of Arabic in Fez, Morocco, Summer, 1999.
Miron Cristo-Loveanu M.A. Essay Prize in English & Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 1998.
Marjorie Hope Nicolson Fellowship Award, in English & Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 1997-1998.
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Awards for the study of Persian, Spring 1998 and Summer 1995.
Teaching Fellowship at UT-Austin in English Literature, 1994-1997.
Honors B. A. in Literature and Society, Brown University, 1991.