Professional Recognition


  • Distinguished Visiting Writer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, March 2019.
  • Audre Lorde article prize, Committee on Lesbian and Gay History (American Historical Association affiliate society), 2007-08.
  • Cliopatria award for Best History Blog Post for “What Would Natalie Zemon Davis Do?” June 19 2008.
  • Wesleyan University Award for Teaching Excellence, 1997.
  • Carol A. Baker Award for Outstanding Junior Faculty, Wesleyan, 1995-6.


  • NEH Enduring Questions Grant, 2015
  • Schlesinger Library Research Grant, 2013
  • Albert J. Beveridge Research Grant, American Historical Association, 1988.

Institutional Grants

  • Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation (on behalf of, 2014.


  • Charlotte Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, 1987.