• Durham University Residential Research Library Fellowship, Durham University, UK, [postponed to May 2022]. 
  • Raquel and Arthur Seidel Fellowship in the History of Intellectual Property and Patents, Science History Institute, Philadelphia, February 2020. 
  • Visiting Research Fellowship, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, January 2020. 
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Public Scholar Award, 2016.  
  • British Academy-Huntington Library Fellowship, Summer 2011. 
  • Curran Fellowship for Study of the Victorian Press, Summer 2011.    
  • Faculty Research Fellow, Yale Center for British Art, Fall 2003. 
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend, 1999. 
  • Social Science Research Counsel/ACLS Dissertation Award, 1993–94. 
  • British Marshall Scholarship, University of Cambridge, 1988-90. 


Internal Research Grants and Fellowships  

  • Teaching & Pedagogy Grant ($2400):  New Intro course “‘To Keep and to Bear’: An Intro to Gun Culture in the U.S.” (200 level intro course + . 25 credit lab) (2021–2)2. 
  • Center for Pedagogical Innovation Grant ($750) from the Andrew Mellon Foundation to acquire training in Victorian magic lantern show production from Connecticut-based magic lantern slide collector and independent historian, Dick Moore (Fall 2019). 
  • Center for Pedagogical Innovation Grant from the Davis Foundation to develop a project-based course at Wesleyan. Funds used to cover expenses for Rosie Dawson, Senior Producer of BBC 4 Radio, to run a week of workshops focused on training undergraduates in HIST 262 “Environmental History and Visual Studies” how to write and present their research on WESU student radio (March 28–April 6, 2017).    
  • Wesleyan Project Grant awarded for article-related research in Liverpool and Manchester, England for “Science Against Industry,” a study of the visual culture of 19th century air and river pollution reform (Summer 2015). 
  • Creative Campus Initiative, Andrew W. Mellon-funded Wesleyan grant awarded for designing a curricular module including an artist for “Victorian Environmentalism” (Spring 2015). 
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-supported “Arts Across the Curriculum Grant,” awarded by Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts for collaboration with an artist in the development of a new course, “Picturing Environmental Damage: Visual Media, Investigation and Reform from the Industrial Revolution to the 1960s” (Spring 2015). 
  • Faculty Fellow, College of the Environment, Wesleyan University (2014–15).  
  • Wesleyan Project Grant for book research in the UK ($2000), 2013. 
  • Science across the Curriculum Grant: Designed and co-taught a new undergraduate lecture course, “Interpreting Life on Mars: Scientific Data and Popular Knowledge,” with planetary geologist Martha Gilmore (Spring 2011). 

Internal Prizes  

  • James L. McConaughy Public Writing Prize, Wesleyan University (2015). 
  • Carol A. Baker Memorial Prize for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Research, Wesleyan (2001).