2013/14. Fulbright Fellow. Adam Mickiewicz University; Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology; Poznan, Poland.

2011. The Fifteenth Annual B. F. Stone Endowed Lyceum. “Sharing the Tomb of Christ: Conflict and Boundaries among Jerusalem’s Christians”. Methodist University.

2009. Blakely Family Faculty Initiatives Fund. Queen’s University; Dept. of Sociology

2005. Otto and Gertrude Pollak Summer Research Fellowship. University of Pennsylvania; Dept. of Sociology

2002/05. Dissertation Improvement Grant. National Science Foundation

2003. Kenneth Goldstein Fieldwork Award. University of Pennsylvania; Department of Folklore

2002/03. Chimicles Fellow. University of Pennsylvania

2000. Research Fellow. Spring/Fall. University of Pennsylvania; Dept. of Sociology

1998. Summer Language Training Fund. Friends of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1996/97. Postgraduate Scholarship. Friends of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1996. Gamma Sigma Delta, International Honor Society for Agriculture. Texas A&M University

1995. Gene Phillips Scholarship in Tourism Management. Texas Travel Industry Association and Texas A&M University.

1995. Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Scholars. Texas A&M University.

1994. Honorary Recognition. Office of International Programs. University of Akron.

1993. Golden Key National Honor Society. University of Akron.

1991. Alpha Lambda Delta, National Academic Honor Society for Freshmen. University of Akron.