Michelle R Jacobs

Michelle R Jacobs

Assistant Professor


313-577-2735 (fax)


Department of Sociology, Rm. 2263
2228 Faculty/Administration Building (F/AB)


Curriculum vitae

Michelle R Jacobs

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Social inequalities
    Race & ethnicity
    Indigenous studies
    Qualitative methods


  • PhD, Sociology, Kent State University, 2012

Selected publications

Jacobs, Michelle R. “Internalized Images, Reified Race: Racialization and Urban American Indians.” Ethnic and Racial Studies. doi 10.1080/01419870.2017.1403034

Jacobs, Michelle R. and David M. Merolla. 2016. “Being Authentically American Indian: Symbolic Identity Construction and Social Structure among Urban New Indians.” Symbolic Interaction. DOI: 10.1002/symb.266

Jacobs, Michelle R. 2015. “Urban American Indian Identity: Negotiating Indianness in Northeast Ohio.” Qualitative Sociology 38 (1): 79 – 98.

Jacobs, Michelle R. 2014. "Race, Place, & Biography at Play: American Indian Perspectives on Indian Mascots.” Journal of Sport & Social Issues 38 (4): 322 – 345.

Currently teaching

  • SOC 3300: Social Inequalities

Courses taught

 SOC 8710: Advanced Seminar in Race/Ethnicity

SOC 2000: Understanding Human Societies