2016 American Anthropological Association (AAA) Association for Queer Anthropologists, Winner, Ruth Benedict Book Prize, Outstanding Edited Volume, for Queer Brown Voices (Texas, 2015)
2011 Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Alternate
2010 The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, A Division of the Institute of International Education.
City/Country: Bogotá, Colombia
University: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
2010 American Sociological Association (ASA) Sociology of Sexualities Section, Winner, Best Book Award, for The Sexuality of Migration. (NYU, 2009)
2010 Honorable mention, Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Latino Studies Section, for The Sexuality of Migration. (NYU, 2009)
2010 LASA, Sexualities Studies Section, Winner, Carlos Monsiváis Best Social Science Academic Essay, for “Revisiting Activos and Pasivos: Towards New Cartographies of Latino/Latin American Male Same-Sex Desire.” in Latina/o Sexualities. (Rutgers, 2010)
2009 Faculty Award. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally Resource Center, AU.
2008 Distinguished Faculty (single faculty award, University wide), Multicultural Affairs/ International Student and Scholar Services, American University
2006 Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) of the City University of New York. Paul Monette-Roger Horowitz Dissertation Award.
2005 Eastern Sociological Society (ESS) Rose Laub Coser Dissertation Proposal Award.
2004-5 Society for the Study of Social Problems Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship
2004-5 American Sociological Association (ASA), Sociology of Sexualities Section, Martin P. Levine Memorial Dissertation Fellowship
2003-4 Social Science Research Council, Sexuality Research Fellowship Program, Dissertation Research Fellow
2004 ASA Race & Ethnic Minorities Section, James E. Blackwell student paper, honorary mention: “On being a white person of color: using autoethnography to understand Puerto Ricans’ racialization” (published in the journal Qualitative Sociology)
2002 ASA Sociology of Sexualities Section, student paper, winner: Sexuality, gender, and race: LGBTs at the crossroads of Santería religious practices and beliefs
2002 Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Student Research Grants