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Cornell University, April 2012
UCLA, April 2012
Graduate Center, City University of New York, March 2012
University College Dublin, Clinton Institute for American Studies, March 2012
University of California-Irvine, November 2011
Syracuse University, Stephen Crane Lecture, October 2011
Dartmouth College, American Studies Institute, June 2011
University of Western Sydney, June 2011
National Taiwan Normal University, May 2011
Hampshire College, Eric Schocket Memorial Lecture, April 2011
New York University, December 2010
Yale University, October 2010
Pennsylvania State University, September 2010
Cornell University Society for the Humanities Fellowship, 2011
Princeton University Council for the Humanities Visiting Fellowship, 2001
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1996
Modern Language Association Best First Book Prize, 1994
Organization of American Historians Avery O. Craven Book Award, 1994
Gustavus Myers Center Outstanding Book Award, 1994
American Studies Association Rourke Prize for Best American Quarterly Article, 1992
Carter G. Woodson Institute Fellowship, 1989
American Studies Association Wise-Susman Prize, 1988