Winner of the American Political Science Association's E.E. Schattschneider Award for the best dissertation in American Politics (2009).
Winner of the the American Political Science Association's William Anderson Award for the best dissertation in field of state and local politics, federalism, or intergovernmental relations (2008).
Winner of the American Political Science Association's Urban Politics Section award for best dissertation in urban politics (2008) for her dissertation, “Punishment and Participation: How Criminal Convictions Threaten American Democracy.”
Winner 2007 Harvard University Robert Noxon Toppan prize, awarded for the best essay or dissertation upon a subject of political science.
PhD in Government and Social Policy, 2014. Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan.
Visiting Fellow, Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Princeton University, 2019-2020.
Winner of the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST) Multidisciplinary Prize rewarding “scientifically exciting and ambitious endeavors” (with Daniel L. Chen, Toulouse School of Economics), 2016.
Winner of the American Political Science Association's Mancur Olson Award for Best Dissertation in Political Economy, 2016. The award committee noted its pioneering contribution ”to our understanding of heterogeneity in public responses to the objective increase in inequality, a major policy and political issue of our time.”
Winner of the John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award for “contributions to research that address industrial relations/employment problems of national significance.” Labor and Employment Relations Association, 2017.
Winner of College of Humanities and Sciences Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016.