Awards and Grants

2016-present Principal Investigator on the SSHRC Partnership Development Grant “Expertise, Labour and Mobility in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster Reconstruction: Construction, Law and Finance as Sites of Social Transformation

2014 The Hampton New Faculty Grant, UBC

2014 Wenner-Gren Foundation Post PhD Grant for the project “Restructuring Life: Citizenship, Territory and Religiosity in Nepal’s State of Transformation”

2013 Frederick W. Hilles Publication Grant for Rituals of Ethnicity: Thangmi Identities Across Himalayan Borders (University of Pennsylvania Press),Whitney Humanities Center, Yale

2012-2013 Grant for the conference Himalayan Connections: Disciplines, Geographies, Trajectories from the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund, Yale University (with Andrew Quintman, Department of Religious Studies) – held in March 2013

2011 Grant for the project Cross-Border Ethnic Identities in the Himalayas: Cataloguing an Archive from the Griswold Research Fund, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University

2009-2012 British Academy UK-South Asia Partnership Award Inequality and Affirmative Action in South Asia: Current Experiences and Future Agendas in India and Nepal

2009 Grants for the project Thangmi Ritual Texts from the Frederick Williamson Fund for Himalayan Research and the Firebird Foundation for Anthropological Research

2008-2009 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)/Mellon Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellowship

2008-2009 American Association for University Women Dissertation Fellowship (declined)

2007 Cornell University Graduate School Sage Fellowship

2005-2007 Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship

2005-2006 Wenner-Gren Foundation Individual Research Grant (declined)

2005-2006 Council of American Overseas Resource Centers Multi-Country Research Fellowship (declined)

2001-2006 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in Anthropology

2003 Einaudi Center for International Studies China Travel Award,  Cornell University

2002 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS), Cornell University Tibetan Language

2001-2003 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS), Cornell University Nepali Language

1999-2000 Fulbright Fellowship At-Large, Nepal

1997 Phi Beta Kappa, Brown University

1997 Magna Cum Laude, Brown University

1997 Bishop McVickar Prize for best honors thesis in Religious Studies, Brown University

1996 Bishop McVickar Prize for best student paper, Religious Studies, Brown University

1996 Office of International Programs Photo Competition Award, Brown University

1995 Faculty Scholar, Brown University