Dr. Brenda Pfaehler Award of Excellence, 2011, UW-Madison Office of Educational Opportunity
Alpha Phi Professor Recognition Award, UW-Madison chapter
Distinguished Honors Faculty Award, 2011, College of Letters and Science Honors Program
Romnes Faculty Fellowship Award by Graduate School
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management’s Poster Session Award for Excellent Research by New and Emerging Scholars, 2010, for “Regulatory Uncertainty and Rulemaking Deadlines” (with Stéphane Lavertu).
President, African Studies Association, 2011-12
UW-Madison Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award
Romnes Faculty Fellow – UW Madison Graduate School
WARF Named Professorship – UW Madison Graduate School
First Runner-up, Best Book on African Politics Award, African Politics Conference Group, for Museveni’s Uganda: Paradoxes of Power in a Hybrid Regime (Lynne Rienner, 2010).