Academic Honors and Awards – Prof. Magdalena J. Zaborowska

Academic Honors and Awards


Faculty Fellowship at the Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan Ann Arbor for the academic year 2017-18


Spring/Summer Mentorship Program with Ph.D. Candidate, Janée Moses, University of Michigan.


Travel Grant to Professional Conference with Faculty Award with: 1. Joo Young Lee and 2. Jallicia Jollie, University of Michigan.

ADVANCE Summer Writing Grants for book manuscript, Me and My House: James Baldwin and Black Domesticity.


Michigan Humanities Award, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Distinguished Visiting Professor of African American Studies, University of Montpellier, France, May 30 – June 22, 2014.


Rackham Spring/Summer Research Grant (funding for a Research Assistant) for book project, In the Company of Women.

Summer Research Funding, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies for book project, In the Company of Women.


Multi-source eGiF funding for Two-Day Symposium: “Behind the Veil of the Private/Political: James Baldwin Remembered, Recalled, and Reviewed,” September 19 and 20, 2012. University of Michigan.

Distinguished Visiting Professor of African American Studies, University of Cagliari in Italy (UNICA), June 13 – July 14.

University of Michigan, Research Award for book project, “In the Company of Women” and Faculty Grant to organize “One Day Symposium on James Baldwin” (sponsors: College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Institute for the Humanities, International Institute, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, American Culture).


CREES Faculty Travel Award ($500.00) for the new book project, Racing Borderlands, and related conference (MESEA, Pesc, Hungary, June 2010).


Modern Language Association William Sanders Scarborough Prize for an Outstanding Scholarly Study of Black American Literature or Culture for James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade

Honorable Mention, Errol Hill Award (for outstanding scholarship in African American theater, drama, and/or performance studies) from the American Society for Theater Research for James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade

Institute for the Humanities, 2009-2010 Hunting Family Faculty Fellowship for book project, Racing Borderlands


Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, University of Michigan, Faculty Grant of $3,000 for the new book project, Racing Borderlands


Arts of Citizenship, University of Michigan, Seed Grant of $1,500 for the new book project, Racing Borderlands.


Office of the Vice Provost for Research Subvention Fund for the publication of James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade, University of Michigan


Global Ethnic Literatures Seminar Fellowship, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Michigan


Fellowship and Grant for Erotics of Space: James Baldwin and the Transatlantic Architextures of Desire, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies Grant and Fellowship Program, University of Michigan


Interdisciplinary Faculty Associate Award, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan


Resident Fellowship, Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers, Scotland (declined)

Research Grant for “James Baldwin’s France,” Aarhus University Research Foundation, Denmark


Visiting Scholar Fellowship, Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, Tulane University, USA

Research Fellowship, Centre for Cultural Research, Aarhus University, Denmark


Salzburg Seminar Fellowship in American Studies, Salzburg, Austria


USIS Denmark Grant for a conference and volume project, “Other America(n)s: The Politics and Poetics of Multiculturalism,” American Studies Center Aarhus, Aarhus University, Denmark


Research and Professional Growth Awards, Faculty Development Awards, Furman University


PEW Foundation Summer Award


Scholar in residence at “Kuncewiczowka,.” The Maria Kuncewicz Foundation, Poland


Research and Professional Growth Summer Award, Faculty Development Award, Furman University

Summer Research Fellowship, Oregon Humanities Center, University of Oregon


Finalist: Junior Fellowship in the Harvard Society of Fellows


Oregon Humanities Center Graduate Fellowship


Graduate Teaching Fellowship in Department of English, University of Oregon


Jane Grant Dissertation Grant, Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon


Graduate Teaching Fellowship in American Studies, University of Oregon

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