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Awards & Grants

Carnegie Corporation, “Rigor, Relevance, and Responsibility: Promoting Ethical Approaches to Policy Engagement,” co-PI (2019-2020, $500,000)

Best Paper Award, International Association for Business and Society, “Business and Human Rights: Means-Ends Decoupling in the Oil and Gas Industry,” with Kathleen Rehbein, Michelle Westerman-Behaylo, Annie Snelson, and Paul Seaborn

Carnegie Corporation, “Inclusive Approaches to Violence Reduction, Peacebuilding, and Governance: Research and Implications for Practice,” co-PI (2017-2018, $999,500)

USAID Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, co-PI (2014, $50,000, with Erica Chenoweth)


Visiting Scholar, University of Oxford’s Latin American Centre, 2013


Society for the Advancement of Management Studies to support a conference on business and human rights (2013, $8,000)


British Academy Grant, Business & Human Rights, co-PI (2013, $16,000, with Leigh Payne)


PROF Grant, Business & Human Rights, University of Denver (2013, $19,922)


Faculty Research Fund Grant, Business & Human Rights, University of Denver (2013, $3,000)


Internationalization Grant, Business & Human Rights, University of Denver (2013, $3,000)


Faculty Research Fund Grant, Business & Human Rights, University of Denver (2012, $3,000)


Nominee for the Mancur Olson Award, Best Dissertation in Political Economy (2011)


Philanthropic Educational Organization Scholar Award to support dissertation completion (2010-2011, $12,000)


Consultant, “Alternative Accountabilities for Past Human Rights Abuses,”National Science Foundation ($290,000) / Arts and Humanities Research Council Grant (£272,066), 2012-2015 (PIs: Kathryn Sikkink and Leigh A. Payne)


Consultant and Sub-Project Director, “The Impact of Transitional Justice on Human Rights andDemocracy,” National Science Foundation ($311,036) / Arts and Humanities Research Council (£213,408) Grant, 2010-2012

(PIs: Kathryn Sikkink and Leigh A. Payne)


TATA Graduate Research Grant for Research on Contemporary India, University of Wisconsin – Madison (2009-2010, $3,000)


Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship in Brazil and Mexico (2008-2009, $33,000)


Zennstrom Philanthropies Research Grant, for the Transitional Justice Data Base Project, 2009-2010 ¨($62,922 with Leigh A. Payne and Andrew G. Reiter)


Smith Richardson Foundation Research Grant, for the Transitional Justice Data Base Project, 2008-2009 ($50,000 with Leigh A. Payne and Andrew G. Reiter) 


United States Institute of Peace Research Grant, for the Transitional Justice Data Base Project, 2007-2008 ($50,000 with Leigh A. Payne and Andrew G. Reiter)


Vanderbilt University and USAID’s Research and Writing Grant from the Latin American Public Opinion Project (2008, $3,000)


Foreign Language and Area Studies Academic Year Fellowship for Advanced Portuguese (2007-2008, $36,000)


High Pass Political Methodology Qualifying Exam, University of Wisconsin – Madison (2007)


Prestage-Cook Award, Southern Political Science Association (2006)


Harold K. Schneider Student Prize for Best Undergraduate Paper in Economic Anthropology (2002)


Distinction for major, Latin American Studies, Carleton College (2002)


Certificate for Advanced Study in Spanish Language and Literature, Carleton College (2002)


Larson Fellowship for Independent Research in Brazil, Carleton College (2001)