Awards & Recognitions

CICS-NOVA, Ranked as top & most productive reseacher (1st among 133), 2015

FLAD / Luso-American Foundation Travel Grant to the Latin American Studies Conference, Puerto Rico, May/June 2015

FLAD / Luso-American Foundation Travel Grant to the Latin American Studies Conference, Washington DC, May/June 2013

Awarded with a BBRG Affiliated Scholar Residence Fellowship, at the Beatrice Bain Research Group, at University of California at Berkeley, 2010

FLAD / Luso-American Foundation Travel Grant to the Latin American Studies Conference, San Juan de Puerto Rico, Washington DC, March 2006

Awarded with a Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Science and Technology Foundation to study Brazilian Immigration to Portugal, 2003-2007

W.E.B. DuBois Research Paper Award for best Paper on Race and Racism, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001
Geisert Fellowship Award for best Dissertation Proposal, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000
Marianne Ferber Scholarship in Women’s Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000
Verdell Frazier Young Award, Women’s Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999-2001
Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000
Award for the Best Graduate Student Paper Competition, Women in International Development, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998
Excellence in Teaching, University of Illinois at Urbana– Champaign, 1998
Tinker Summer Research Grant. Tinker Foundation and Center for Latin American and Caribbean, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to go to Brazil, 1998
Tinker Summer Research Grant. Tinker Foundation and Center for Latin American and Caribbean, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to go to Peru, 1997
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Merit Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin, 1993-1995
J. J. Pickle Congressional Fellowship, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, 1994
Merit Fellowship, Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, 1987
American Field Service (A.F.S.) Scholarship, 1982-1983
Best student in High School, 1978-1982
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