Honors and Grants

Honors

  • American Association of Geographers 2020 Emerging Scholar Award (Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group.)
  • American Association of Geographers 2019 J. Warren Nystrom Award (for a paper based on a recent dissertation in geography.)
  • American Association of Geographers 2018 A.K. Chakravarti Award (for the best student paper on South Asia.)
  • Visiting Researcher (Spring 2016), CNRS Centre de Sciences Humaines de Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology at Guwahati 2011 Silver Medal (for top honors in the graduating MA cohort)

Grants and Fellowships

  • Portland State University (PSU) College of Urban and Public Affairs (CUPA) Dean’s Travel Award (2019-20), $2,950
  • PSU Faculty Enhancement Grant (2019-21), $15,000
  • PSU CUPA Dean’s Travel Award (2018-19), $1,315
  • University of Illinois Department of Geography & GIS Research Excellence Award (2017-18)
  • University of Illinois President’s Research in Diversity Travel Award (2018-19), $800
  • University of Illinois Graduate College Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2017-18), $20,000
  • University of Illinois Graduate College Conference Travel Award (Fall 2016), $250
  • University of Illinois Joseph and Marion Russell Fellowship (2016-17), $8,250
  • American Institute of Indian Studies Junior Research Fellowship (2016-17, alternate)
  • University of Illinois Graduate College Dissertation Travel Award (Fall 2015), $5000
  • University of Illinois Foster Graduate Fellowship (2015-16), $1,500
  • University of Illinois Due and Ferber International Research Award (2015-16), $1000
  • University of Illinois Rita and Arnold Goodman Fellowship (2015-16), $14,000
  • University of Illinois Department of Geography & GIS Summer Research Grant (2015-16), $833
  • University of Illinois S., B., and J. Schlesinger Conference Travel Grant (Spring 2015), $500
  • Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (2014-15), $5000
  • University of Illinois Marion G. Russell Fellowship (2014-15), $8,250
  • University of Illinois Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory Conference Travel Grant (2014-15), $500
  • Ohio University Center for International Studies Research Grant (Summer 2013, Summer 2012), $2,900
  • Ohio University Graduate Student Senate Conference Travel Award (Spring 2013), $500
  • Friends of India Endowment Trust (Research) Travel Award, Ohio (Summer 2012), $500
  • Ohio University Graduate Recruitment Scholarship (2011-13)
  • Sir Ratan Tata Trust Scholarship; Mumbai, India (2011-13), $16,064
  • IIT Guwahati Merit Scholarship (for top honors in the MA program), 2010-11