Institutional Address:

English Department

Northeastern Illinois University

5500 N St. Louis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

Academic Honors and Awards


1.      Research Fellowship: Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, South Africa, 2016

2.      NEH Summer Stipend Grant Competition Nominee, Northeastern Illinois University, 2014.

3.      NEIU Profiles in Excellence (Research) Fall 2014.

4.      NEIU African and African American Studies Faculty Excellence Award (Service) 2013.

5.      Northeastern Illinois University, Faculty Excellence Award, (Research) 2013.

6.      Northeastern Illinois University, Summer 2013 Fellowship ($5.000) for my manuscript in progress, Feminist Empathy: African Gender Politics, Human Rights, and Narrative Ethics

7.      Shortlist, Brunel University African Poetry Prize 2013.

8.      Northeastern Illinois University, Faculty Excellence Award, (Research) 2009.

9.      Olaudah Equiano Prize for African Fiction, December, 2005

10.  Global Fellowship, UCLA, 2004-2005

11.  Research Award 2003, English/Philosophy Interdisciplinary Program, Purdue University