College of Arts and Sciences Cultural Diversity Award, Virginia Tech, 2001
Diggs Teaching Scholar Award, Virginia Tech, 2000
Contested Terrain: African American Women Migrate from the South to Cincinnati, Ohio1900-1950. New York: Routledge Press, 2002, paper reprint 2014.
“‘Ours is a Business of Loyalty’: African American Funeral Home Owners in Southern Cities.” Southern Quarterly, fall 2015.
“A Social Historian Re-tools and Re-Frames.” Perspectives on History, April, 2015.
Beverly Bunch-Lyons and Nakeina Douglas, “Tinner Hill: From Protest to Progress,” Eds., Kevern Verney and Lee Sartain, in Long is the Way and Hard: One Hundred Years of the NAACP, University of Arkansas Press, 2009.
Beverly Bunch-Lyons and April Few, “Writing as Resistance in the Narrative Discourse of Black Women,” The International Journal of the Humanities vol. 5 no. 3 (Spring 2007): 213-220.
Current Research: Juke joints and underground entrepreneurship in the South
African American History
U.S. women’s history
Editorial review board member, The Journal of Race and Policy
Editorial review board member, Ethnicity and Race in a Changing World
Associate Editor, The International Journal of the Humanities
Judge, Library of Virginia Literary Awards
Reviewer, Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholarship