Awards and Grants

Scholarships & Awards

2016 American Education Research Association (AERA) Language and Social Processes SIG Emerging Scholar Award.

2015   Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters (CAL) Research Award, $3000.

2015   Michigan State University (Asian Studies Center) Dr. Delia Koo Global Faculty Endowment Award, $2978

2015    Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters (CAL) External Connections Award, $2000 [$1000 for my external mentor, Bonny Norton, and $1000 for me]

2012   American Education Research Association (AERA) Second Language SIG Dissertation of the Year Award.

2010   University of Wisconsin-Madison Dissertator Fellowship, $9,378.

2010   American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Graduate Student Award, $800. Award to present a paper at AAAL 2010 in Atlanta.

2009   Future Faculty Partner of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Teaching Academy.

 2008   M.A.K Halliday Scholarship, $800. Award conferred by the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia.

2001   Fulbright Foreign Student Program, $11,000. One-year funding to pursue a M.Ed. at Harvard University.


2015   Raising the Department Profile Grant, $3000. Organizer of a roundtable titled, Translingual Practices in an Age of Globalization: Prospects and Possibilities,” held on April 22, 2016 at MSU. Invited speaker: Suresh Canagarajah.

2015   Language Learning Roundtable grant (with Kathleen Bailey), $9,963. Organizer of an invited colloquium titled “Global Englishes and SLA: Establishing a Dialogue and Common Research Agenda”, held at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Applied Linguistics.

2015   Michigan State University, $700. CAITLAH Faculty Development Small Grant Program for Applied and Inclusive Teaching. Funding used to create an IAH undergraduate course, Identity and Ideology in Multilingual Settings, for Spring 2016.

2014   Michigan State University, $7,013. Technology for the Learning Environment (TLE) grant to purchase 20 NVivo licenses to enhance teaching in my LLT 874 (Qualitative Research in Second Language Studies) course. [grant co-shared with Ellen Cushman and John Monberg from Writing Rhetoric and American Cultures department]

2014   Michigan State University, $1000. College of Arts & Letters Undergraduate Research Initiative (CAL-URI) funding to conduct research on the academic socialization of Chinese undergraduate students.

2012   Andrew Mellon Foundation Stipend, $5625. Awarded by Middlebury College for teaching Middlebury College undergraduate students enrolled in EDUC 8520 (Curriculum Design).