Awards & Fellowships
Picker Fellowship from the Colgate University Research Council, March 2010. This fellowship supported field research in Egypt and Lebanon in Spring 2011.
Harvard Law School, Visiting Research Fellow, Islamic Legal Studies Program,Spring and Summer 2006.
American Research Center in Egypt, Research Associate, Fall 2005.
Colgate University, received 11 Torch Medals from graduating seniors in recognition of teaching and mentorship. May 2014.
Colgate University, nominated for the Phi Eta Sigma “Professor of the Year” award for outstanding teaching. 2002-03, 2003-04, 2007-08, 2012-13.
Colgate University, “Professor of the Month” award for outstanding teaching from the Colgate Student Government Association. January 2003.
Princeton University, Visiting Research Fellow, Center of International Studies. 2001-02.
Princeton University, Visiting Research Fellow, Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia. Academic year, 2000-2001.
Yale University, dissertation nominated by the political science department for the Gabriel Almond prize of the American Political Science Association, May 1999.
Social Science Research Council, Dissertation Fellowship, June - August, 1995. Supported field research in Cairo, Egypt.
J. William Fulbright Program (IIE), Dissertation Fellowship, June 1994 - May 1995. Supported field research in Cairo.
American Research Center in Egypt, Dissertation Fellowship, 1994-1995. Declined in favor of Fulbright fellowship.
Yale Center for International and Area Studies, Arabic Language Fellowship, June - August, 1994. Supported advanced study in Cairo of the style of Arabic used in court opinions.
Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA), The American University in Cairo. Arabic language fellowship, June 1993 - May 1994. Supported twelve months of advanced Arabic language training in Cairo.