Micol Seigel

Micol Seigel

Professor, American Studies

  • mseigel@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-7707
  • Ballantine Hall 577
  • Office Hours
    By Appointment Only


  • Ph.D., New York University, 2001


Policing, prisons, and race in the Americas; Critical Ethnic Studies; racial theory; transnational method; popular culture; Brazil; Latin American studies; history; mass incarceration; the Cold War; postcolonial and queer theory; Cultural Studies. Micol is on sabbatical 2013-2014 and will be in Australia during the spring at the U.S. Studies Centre of the University of Sydney. In addition to research and teaching, Micol is involved in the Critical Prison Studies caucus of the American Studies Association and the Tepoztlán Institute for the Transnational History of the Americas. She occasionally performs around town with Voces Novae and can sometimes be found in the water here.

Honors and Awards
  • American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)/Oscar Handlin Fellowship for Research in American History, 2012
  • Finalist Mention, Lora Romero first book prize of the American Studies Association, 2010, for Uneven Encounters
  • Society for the Humanities Fellowship, Cornell University, 2006-07
  • Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship, CSULA, Los Angeles, 2005-06
  • David C. Driskell Center for African Diaspora Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship, UMCP, Spring 2003
  • Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, New York University, 2000-2001
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Dissertation Fellowship, affiliate of the Advanced Program in Contemporary Culture, UFRJ (Rio de Janeiro), 1998-99
  • Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship, UNICAMP, São Paulo, Winter, 1998