• Visiting Professor (January 24-February 05, 2020)-Department of Sociology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Academic Director (India) (2017onwards)-Study Abroad Program in Global Health-Florida International University, Miami, USA & Public Health Research Institute of India, Mysore.
  • Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer Fellowship (2011): To teach at the University of Iowa, USA during the Fall Semester-United States India Educational Foundation.
  • Action Research Project (2011): Research Fellowship awarded to Indian Faculty or members of civil society groups with demonstrated capacities of working towards empowerment of local communities-Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada and Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute.
  • Honorary Adjunct Faculty (2009 till date)-University of Iowa, USA (this recognition is an acknowledgment of the ‘centrality of my professional expertise to the mission of International Programs of the University of Iowa’).
  • Seeing the Forest, the Trees and the People -Two of my research initiatives among the forest dependent communities in the Western Ghats living in the Joida region of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka recognized as impact making projects in the website of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (
  • Famous Past Fulbrighter-One of the three former Fulbrighters from Karnataka featured in the section ‘Famous Past Fulbrighters’ in the United States Virtual Consulate, Bangalore.
  • Canadian Studies Faculty Research Fellowship (2007): Fellowship awarded to select faculty from Indian Universities to carry out innovative research projects in Canada– Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade, Canada & Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, New Delhi.
  • Shastri Applied Research Project (2003-2006): Fellowship awarded to Indian and Canadian academics for carrying out collaborative research projects with a bi-national focus–Canadian International Development Agency & Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute.
  • CIDA-Shastri Partnership Project (1998-2001): Fellowship awarded to Indian and Canadian academics for carrying out collaborative research projects with a bi-national focus-)-Canadian International Development Agency & Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute.
  • Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowship (1991-1992) - United States Educational Foundation in India.
National and State
  • Distinguished Alumni Award: University of Mysore, Alumni Association, Mysore(2019)
  • Course Coordinator : Society and Education, E-Pathashala Project, MHRD.
  • Scholar-In-Residence, Centre for Women’s Studies, Kuvempu University(January –March 2017).
  • H.S.Parvathi Endowment Award (2016): for Writings in the field of Issue based Literature from Karnataka LekhakiyaraSangha (this award has been instituted for the first time in the name of renowned Kannada writer H.S. Parvathi).
  • Visiting Fellow (2016): Department of Sociology, University of Delhi, New Delhi.
  • Visiting Fellow (under the SAP Programme) (2011): Department of Sociology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati.
  • Sadodita Award (2011): From Shashwati Trust for significant contribution in the field of research and writing with social and gender orientation.
  • President (2011): Third Davanagere Taluk Kannada Sahitya Sammelana, Mayakonda, Davanagere Taluk, Davanagere District.
  • Senior Fellowship (2006-07): National Fellowship awarded to Senior Social Scientists- Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.
  • Triveni Award (2003): For the Book Mahile, Samaja Mattu Samskruti (Women, Society and Culture) from Kannada Lekhakiyara Parishat (This award is instituted in the memory of the distinguished Kannada novelist Triveni).