Michelle Jacobs

Michelle Jacobs

Assistant Professor

313-577-2930

313-577-2735 (fax)

michelle.jacobs@wayne.edu

#2263

Curriculum vitae

Michelle Jacobs

Department

Sociology

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Social inequalities
  •  Race & ethnicity
  •  Indigenous studies
  •  Qualitative methods
  •  Teaching & learning

Education

  • PhD, Sociology, Kent State University, 2012

Awards and grants

  • Awards

    WSU President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2020)
    WSU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Award (2019)

  •  Grants

    "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

Selected publications

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.

Currently teaching

  • SOC 1010: Understanding Human Societies, incl. Honors & Service Learning
  • SOC 2300 honors: Urban Explorations: Social (In)justice in Detroit

Courses taught

Undergraduate:
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

Graduate:
SOC 8710: Advanced Seminar: Race/Ethnicity
SOC 7260: Qualitative Research Methods