2011    Finalist for the Main Street Publishing Company poetry prize. Prize includes publication of the manuscript, Zero is the Whole I Fall into at Night

2011     Creative Justice Press Winter 2011 Chapbook Award for Zero is the Whole I Fall into at Night

2011     Finalist for the University of New Orleans writing competition for poetry

2011     Simmons College Fund for Research and College of Arts and Sciences

2001, 05, 07     Faculty Development Fund Award

2004, 2007     Bravo Award for Research, Simmons College

1997-99     Political Research Associates Award for Scholarship

1994     Gustavus Myers Award for Outstanding Book on Human Rights in North America presented to Beyond a Dream Deferred: Multicultural Education and the Politics of Excellence

1994     National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar Fellow in Morality and Society, Boston University

1992-1993     Rockefeller Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Afro-American Studies, Princeton University

1989     American Association of University Women (AAUW), Educational Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

1987     Ford Foundation Grant for Project on Women and Gender in the Curriculum

1983-1987     Brandeis University Fellowship and Teaching Assistantship in Sociology and the Humanities Program

1981-82     University of California Teaching Assistance Fellowship

1977-78     Colorado College Academic Scholarship


2009     Outstanding Faculty Award. MOSAIC Office, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

2007     Warrior Award for Teaching (with Massachusetts State Representative Dianne Wilkerson and student activist Nell Maggio), Boston, Massachusetts

2005     Meiko Hill Peacemaker Award for Teaching, Boston, Massachusetts

2005    Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

1986     Brandeis University Commendation for Outstanding Teaching Assistance