*Ithaca College Faculty Excellence Award, 2019.
Ithaca College Summer Research Grants: 2018, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1997, 1995, 1993; Small Grants: 1995-2001; 1992-93.
State University of New York award to teach in the NY-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2013.
Visiting Scholar, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, Theology and Religious Studies Department and Gender Studies. October 24-November 1, 2009.
Spinoza Chair in Philosophy, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Spring, 2008.
Visiting Fellow, International Center for Islam and Pluralism (ICIP), Jakarta, Indonesia. June 16-July 3, 2005.
“Believing Women” in Islam nominated for the Grawemeyer Award in Religion, 2019; 2009; 2005.
Fellow, Oxford Roundtable, “The Role of the State in Religion,” Oxford, U.K., August 5-12, 2005.
Fellow, Salzburg Seminar, “Strengthening Democracy and Governance: Women and Political Power,” Salzburg, Austria. 26 April- 3 May, 2004.
Woman of Distinction, New York State, District: John R. Kuhl, Jr., 2003.
American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), Post-doctoral Fellowship, 1998-99.
Graduated with a GPA of 4.0. Dissertation passed with distinction; nominated for the Gabriel Almond Award, American Political Science Association in Comparative Politics, 1990.
American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship for Ph.D., 1989.
Teaching Grant, Ford Foundation, University of Denver, 1988.
Ben Cherrington Fellowship, University of Denver, 1985-86.
Robert Anderson Fellowship, University of Denver, 1984.
Reham al-Farra Journalists Fellowship, United Nations, New York, 1983.
First Position, Seventh Foreign Service Officers Training Course in International Relations and Diplomacy, Administrative Staff College, Pakistan, 1976.
First Position (gold medalist) in the University of the Punjab, Pakistan, 1971.
Department of Journalism Fellowship, Punjab, Pakistan, 1969-71.