Honors/Awards

2016 National Communication Association Visual Communication Division Janis Edwards Article of the Year Award for “”“Look, a [picture]!”: Visuality, Race, and What We Do Not See.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 102, no. 1 (2016): 62-78. doi:10.1080/00335630.2015.1136074.

2015-2016 Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Communication and Culture

Fall 2015 Indiana University College Arts and Humanities Institute (CAHI) Graduate Conference Travel Award

Spring 2015 Travel Grant, Department of Communication and Culture

Central States Communication Association Past Officer’s Top Debut Papers Panel, for “Everyday Whiteness: Stuff White People Like and the Simulacrum of the Self”; 2015

Top Student Paper Award, Popular Culture Interest Group, Central States Communication Association 2015 Convention, for “Everyday Whiteness: Stuff White People Like and the Simulacrum of the Self”; 2015

Fall 2014 Travel Grant, Department of Communication and Culture

Indiana University Cultural Studies 2013 Brantlinger-Naremore essay prize, second place, for the essay “Feeding the Dream: The Sleep Cycle of Capitalism and Waking to a New World.”

Spring 2014 Travel Grant, Department of Communication and Culture

Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences Research Fund 2012-2016

Spring 2012 Graduate Student Support Grant, University of North Texas

Graduated Magna Cum Laude with full honors as an Honors Scholar from Abilene Christian University, 2010

ACU Presidential Scholarship, 2006-2010