- USAID YouLead! Fellowship in Sri Lanka.
- Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.
- USAID Research and Innovation Fellowship in South Africa.
- Distinguished Friedrich Fellowship, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University.
- Summer Fellow, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University.
- Graduate Student Fellow, Global Village Program, Rutgers University.
- Awarded Bogazici University Alumni Fellowship.
Teaching and Research Awards:
- Teaching Assistantship, School of Communication and Information, Ph.D. Program, Rutgers University.
- Top Student Paper Award from the Ethnicity and Race Communication division of the International Communication Association.
- Top Paper Award from the Public Relations division of the National Communication Association.
- Melvin Miller Teaching Award.
- Teaching Assistantship, Communication Department, University of Wisconsin.