Awards

I have obtained competitive awards and grants from various communication associations, such as the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), the International Communication Association (ICA), and the National Communication Association (NCA). I have also won prestigious national-level fellowships during my doctoral studies. In 2017, I was awarded the Columbia University Taraknath Das Foundation Fellowship, and the year before, I was shortlisted for the American Institute of Indian Studies Junior Research Fellowship (administered by University of Chicago) for my dissertation research. Below is the list of awards, honors, and grants that I have received.

External

Top Student Paper Award, Religion and Media Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), 2018.

Graduate Student Travel Grant, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), 2018.

National Communication Association (NCA) Doctoral Honors Seminar, Vanderbilt University, 2018.

Taraknath Das Foundation Grant, South Asia Institute, Columbia University, 2017.

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)/University of Michigan Doctoral Institute on Global Media and Communication 2017.

Graduate Student Travel Grant, International Communication Association (ICA), 2017.

American Institute of Indian Studies Junior Research Fellowship, Council of American Overseas Research Centers, 2016 (alternate list).

Third Place Top Paper Award, Minorities and Communication Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), 2014.

Graduate Student Travel Grant, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), 2014 (declined).

Internal

John F. Murray Outstanding Doctoral Student Award for Research, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa, 2018.

Carl J. Nelson Memorial Research Award, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa, 2018.

Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio Fellowship, University of Iowa, 2018.

Digital Bridges Summer Institute Fellowship, University of Iowa/Grinnell College, 2018 (declined).

3rd Place Top Paper Award, Humanities Division, 20th Annual Jakobsen Memorial Conference, University of Iowa, 2018.

Obermann Graduate Fellow for Publicly Engaged Research, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa, 2017.

T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Award, University of Iowa, 2017.

Graduate Student Senate Supplemental Travel Grant for Research, University of Iowa, 2017.

Graduate and Professional Student Government Research Grant, University of Iowa, 2017.

Murray Research Grant, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa, 2017.

Graduate Student Senate Travel Grant, University of Iowa, 2017; 2016; 2015.

Graduate and Professional Student Government Travel Grant, University of Iowa, 2017; 2016.

Fellowship Incentive Program Award, University of Iowa, 2017.

Stanley Graduate Award for International Research, University of Iowa, 2016.

2nd Place Top Paper Award, Humanities Division, 18th Annual Jakobsen Memorial Conference, University of Iowa, 2016.

Philanthropy Student Success Grant, University of Iowa, 2016.