Margaret Mead Prize, for At Home in the Street (ethnography).
Hucha de Oro, second prize for “La sexta columna” (fiction).
Best University Press Books Citation, Public Library Association, for Minor Omissions: Children in Latin American History and Society.
American Literary Translators Association, shortlisted for the translation from the Spanish of El museo de los esfuerzos inútiles by Cristina Peri Rossi.
Grants for Research, Writing, and Study
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation fellow, for a study on violence and homelessness in Brazil.
National Science Foundation, recipient Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (on infanthood and inequality in Brazil).
National Endowment for the Humanities fellow, to fund research on the history of childhood in Latin America.
Simon Population Trust, scholar (for field research with Brazilian street children).
The Pan-American Health Organization; the Cambridge Overseas Trust; the Allen Fund of Cambridge University; Clare Hall of Cambridge University; (grants, for doctoral research on Brazilian street children).
The School for Advanced Research (Santa Fe), twice invited for week-long advanced seminars, both resulting in collaborative books.
Keynote addresses, National University of Colombia/UNICEF, Bogotá; University of Kansas, Oral History at Work Conference; John W. Draper Center in Humanities and Social Thought, New York University (Brazil conference).
Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Social Anthropology, Cambridge.
- Department of Anthropology, University of Cape Town
- Center for Philosophy and Human Sciences, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
- Anthropology, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil
FLAS recipient, Foreign Language Area Studies scholar, for the study of Brazilian Portuguese.