Research interest(s)/area of expertise
- Social inequalities
- Race & ethnicity
- Indigenous studies
- Qualitative methods
- Teaching & learning
- PhD, Sociology, Kent State University, 2012
Awards and grants
WSU President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2020)
WSU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Award (2019)
"Achieving Engagement and Success for Commuter Students in Engineering” ($998,732.00); Award #1742486 NSF Division of Undergraduate Education (2018-2023). Principle Investigator: Jeffrey Potoff; Co-Principle Investigators: Mohson Ayoobi, Michelle Jacobs, Marcis Jansons
Jacobs, Michelle R. 2019. “Internalized Images, Reified Race: Racialization and Urban American Indians.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 42(4): 570-588.
Jacobs, Michelle R. and David M. Merolla. 2017. “Being Authentically American Indian: Symbolic Identity Construction and Social Structure among Urban New Indians.” Symbolic Interaction 4(1): 63 – 82.
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.
in progress: Jacobs, Michelle R. Off the Reservation: an Urban American Indian Experience. Book manuscript under contract with NYU Press.
- SOC 1010: Understanding Human Societies, incl. Honors & Service Learning
- SOC 2300 honors: Urban Explorations: Social (In)justice in Detroit
SOC 1010: Understanding Human Societies, incl. Honors & Service Learning
SOC 2300: Social Inequalities, incl. Honors option
SOC 2300 honors: Urban Explorations: Social (In)justice in Detroit
SOC 4201: Seminar in Race and Ethnicity
SOC 8710: Advanced Seminar: Race/Ethnicity
SOC 7260: Qualitative Research Methods