2017 Ethnographic Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Writing Competition, (Honorable Mention) from the Society for Humanistic Anthropology, for the short story "Pieces"
2015 Heldt Prize, Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women’s Studies (Honorable Mention), from the Association of Women in Slavic Studies
2012 Ethnographic Fiction Prize from the Society for Humanistic Anthropology (for the short story "Tito Trivia")
2011 William A. Douglass Prize in Europeanist Anthropology, Society for the Anthropology of Europe, American Anthropological Association
2011 Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
2011 John D. Bell Memorial Book Prize, Bulgarian Studies Association
2010 Heldt Prize for the best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies, Association for Women in Slavic Studies