Past to present, memory to action – chapter in Landscapes of Memory, published by Space Matters, February 2012


  • Awardee, Indiana University, Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship, January 2017
  • Recipient, Asian American Studies Graduate Student Research Award, April 2016
  • Recipient, IU Grant-in-Aid of MFA Project, April 2016
  • Winner, Ross Lockridge Jr. Award in Creative Writing, April 2015
  • Semi-finalist, PRISM International Fiction Prize 2015
  • Awarded the CDC Injury Center’s General Public Award for co-directing and co-writing Sh*t Men Say to Men Who Say Sh*t to Women on the Street video, with over 375,000 views, April 2012
  • Finalist in the Fiction category of the Summer Literary Seminars’ 2012 SLS Unified Contest, 2012
  • One of 14 finalists for Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies’ Lange-Taylor Prize, 2005

Winner, Best Experimental Film Award at the New York Women of Color Film Festival for directing and editing “Puff” – a documentary film, 2004