John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 2009-2010; American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) Fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia, fall 2009; John Carter Brown Library Fellowship, spring 2009; Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowship, fall 2008; Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, Queen Mary, University of London, spring 2008. Kirwan Faculty Research and Scholarship Prize, the University of Maryland (2007). Associate Fellow, Centre for Caribbean Studies, University of Warwick (UK), 2007-2010. Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man (The University of Georgia Press, 2005) chosen co-winner, 2004-06 Annibel Jenkins Prize for Best Biography of the Year, American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (2006). W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research Fellowship, Harvard University (2004-2005), School of Historical Studies Membership at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton (2003-2004), The Society of Early Americanists' Essay Prize (April 2003), Visiting Professor in the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London (2000-2001), University of Maryland General Research Board Semester Award (Fall 2000), Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Percy Adams Annual Article Prize (1995), University of Maryland Committee on Africa and the Americas Research and Travel Grant (1995), National Endowment for the Humanities Institute Fellowship (1990), University of Maryland Book Subsidy Awards (1988, 1983), Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Prize Competition, First Honorable Mention (1988), American Philosophical Society Award (1985), Yale Center for British Art and British Studies Fellowship (1985), John Carter Brown Library Fellowship (1984), National Humanities Center Fellowship (1983-1984), Huntington Library Fellowship (1983), South Atlantic Modern Language Association Studies Book Award, Honorable Mention (1982), University of Maryland Summer Research Fellowships (1982, 1980), Visiting Fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin, Madison (1978-1979), American Council of Learned Societies Grant-in-Aid for Recent Recipients of the Ph.D. (1978-1979), William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Fellowship (1978), Newberry Library Fellowship (1977), Folger Shakespeare Library Fellowship (1976).