National Science Foundation Research Award (with Professors Michael P. Brown and Bo Zhao): “Shifting Geographies of LGBTQ Life”, 2020-24. ($400,000).
National Science Foundation Research Award (with Professor Michael P. Brown): "Biopolitical Geographies: Urban Governmentalities in Local-State Relations with a Marginalized Population”, 2011-15. ($250,000).
Albert Tezla Teacher/Scholar Award, University of Minnesota-Duluth, 2005-2006.
ARCUS Endowment Award, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley, 2003 (with Dr. Michael P. Brown, on behalf of Northwest Lesbian & Gay History Museum Project).
Martin Duberman Fellowship, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, City University of New York, 1999-2000.
McKnight-Land Grant Professorship, McKnight Foundation and University of Minnesota: "The Spatial Constitution of Gay Identities and Communities in Australia and Great Britain", 1992-94.
Award for “Significant achievement in, and contributions to, the study of Geography and Sexuality”. Awarded by Sexuality and Space Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers, Boston, March 28, 1998.