Faculty Achievement

Selected Faculty Achievements


J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board, Award to Colombia

J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board, Award to Cote d’Ivoire

Pozen Chair in Human Rights, University of Chicago

William Sanders Scarborough Prize, Modern Language Association, The Indignant Generation

Lilla M. Hawes Award, Georgia Historical Society, Slavery and Freedom in Savannah

National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism, White Rage

Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship 2018 Recipient

Russell Sage Foundation and Gates Foundation Pipeline Grant, 2020


John Emory Award (for being a leading difference maker in the lives of students through advising and guiding), Paladin Society

Crystal Apple Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

University Scholar-Teacher Award

Distinguished Advising Award

Excellence in Teaching, Phi Beta Kappa

Emory College of Arts and Sciences Mentoring Award, 2020

Public Scholarship

Award For Excellence in Documenting Georgia’s History, Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council

Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer

Author of most widely-shared op-ed in the Washington Post for 2014

Sol Levine Lectureship on Society and Health, Harvard University School of Public Health

Grawemeyer Award $200,000 recipient, Anniversary Celebration Panelist

President, American Educational Research Association, 2019-20

Society of American Historians, Member