Minerva grant, 2018-2021
Overseas Development Institute Grant, 2016-2018
Wig Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2016
Pomona College, Wig Distinguished Teacher Award, 2001, 2006, and 2011.
2010 Best Book Award, African Politics Conference Group (APCG), for "Africa: Unity, Sovereignty, and Sorrow"
Fulbright Scholar, Centre d'Etudes d'Afrique Noire, University of Bordeaux, France, 2010-2011
Earhart Foundation Grant, 2009
United States Institute of Peace, Research Grant, 2000-2001
Western Political Science Association, Pi Sigma Alpha Award, 1999
Smith Richardson Junior Faculty Research Grant, 2001