Sheila Croucher

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photo of Sheila Croucher120 MacMillan Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-2459


Distinguished Professor
Global and Intercultural Studies (American Studies)


PhD, University of Florida
MA, University of Florida
BA, Bowling Green State University


Dr. Croucher's research and teaching interests include cultural and political belonging, globalization, privileged migration, nationalism and transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, ethnicity, and gender.

Her teaching awards include Miami University Distinguished Professor Award (2013), College of Arts and Science Distinguished Educator Award (2009), and the Miami University Associated Student Government Outstanding Teacher Award (1998).


Sheila Croucher is the author of The Other Side of the Fence: American Migrants in Mexico (University of Texas Press,
2009), Globalization and Belonging: The Politics of Identity in a Changing World (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003), Imagining Miami: Ethnic Politics in a Postmodern World (University Press of Virginia, 1997), and Blacks and the Quest for Economic Equality (co-author, Penn State Press, 2009) as well as dozens of journal articles.

Her most recent work focuses on privileged mobility in the Americas, and specifically the migration of native-born U.S. citizens to Mexico and Central America. More generally, Professor Croucher's scholarship and teaching explore the implications of globalization for the form and the content of American nationhood, the changing nature of citizenship, and the tug and pull of cosmopolitan imperatives and patriotic attachments.

Professor Croucher has presented her work at over 30 national and international conferences and been invited to deliver keynote addresses at several institutions, including L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, the London School of Economics' Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism, the European Network of American Alumni Associations, and the Centre of Human and Social Sciences, Spanish National Research Council.

Dr. Croucher's research awards include the Miami University Distinguished Scholar Award (2011), the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in North American Studies at Carleton University (2009), and a Research Fellowship with the Center for Inter-American Studies and Programs at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo in Mexico City (2007).