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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)