Recent Awards

Visiting Research Professorship, Faculty of Law, University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), Research Topic: Political Imprisonment in Latin America: A Semiotic Analysis of Human Rights, 2017

Rutgers University, School of Arts & Sciences: Award for Sustained Excellence in Scholarship, Teaching, and Service, 2017.

Visiting Professorship, Mannheim Centre for Criminology, Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics, Research Topic: "The Bastille Effect: Cultural Representations of Political Imprisonment" 2014

Visiting Professorship, Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, Australia, Research Topic: "Immigration Detention & Human Rights." 2010

Visiting Professorships, Facultad de Ciencias Juridicas y Sociales of the Universidad Nacional del Litoral Sante Fe, Argentina, Short Course: "War on Terror in the United States: Implications to Criminology and Human Rights," March 2008, August 2009

Visiting Professorship, Faculty of Law, University of Bologna, Italy, Short Course: "Risk Society, Criminology, and the War on Terror"," 2007

Visiting Fellowship: Centre for the Study of Human Rights, London Schoool of Economics, 2005, 2006-2007

Who's Who in America, 2000-present

Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2004-2005

Ranked 6th Among the University's "Favorite Professors" (The Rutgers Students Unofficial Guide to College, Arm & Arm Publishing, 1998)

Faculty Academic Service Increment Award, Rutgers University, 1998-present

1997 Alumni Achievement Award, Illinois State University (Normal, Illinois) Department of Criminal Justice Sciences