Recent Awards, Grants & Professional Activities

Fellowships and Awards

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, Summer 2006; designated a "We the People Project"
  • LSU Council on Research Grant, Summer 2006
  • Kemper and Leila Williams Prize, Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Historical Association, for Reconstruction in the Cane Fields, 2002
  • LSU Council on Research Grant, Summer 2003
  • Sabbatical Leave, LSU, Fall 2002
  • Faculty Honor Roll, LSU Campus-Community Coalition for Change, Spring 2001
  • Roselyn Boneno Prize for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching, LSU History Department, 1999
  • LSU Non-Tenured Faculty Research Fellowship, Fall 1999
  • Summer Stipend, 1997
  • LSU Council on Research St. George Tucker Society Dissertation Award, 1994
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Emory University, Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Year Fellowship in Southern Studies, 1991-92
  • Predoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester, Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, 1990-91
  • Emory University Fellowship in History, 1986-1990
  • Matthew's Travel Fund Awards, Emory University Department of History, 1988, 1989
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1983
  • Edward Zabriskie Prize, Rutgers University Department of History, 1983
  • Garden State Scholarships, Rutgers University, 1979-1983

Membership in Professional Associations

  • American Historical Association
  • Organization of American Historians
  • Southern Historical Association
  • Louisiana Historical Association
  • Agricultural History Society
  • St. George Tucker Society
  • The Historical Society