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Associate Professor in American Studies & History, Indiana University

Micol Seigel is associate professor of American Studies and History at Indiana University, Bloomington, where she teaches and studies policing, prisons, and race in the Americas. Her book Uneven Encounters: Making Race and Nation in Brazil and the United States (Duke, 2009) received a finalist mention for the Lora Romero first book prize of the American Studies Association; her research has been supported by FLAS, Fulbright, the ACLS, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Driskell Center of the University of Maryland, the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, and the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, where she is a visiting scholar for 2014. She is currently drafting a manuscript on the transnational circulation of policing policy and practice during the Cold War tentatively entitled Beyond the Beat: Cold War Cops and the Nature of State Power.


  • 2011–present
    Associate Professor of History, Indiana University
  • 2007–2011
    Assistant Professor, Indiana University