Sheila Croucher

Contact Information

photo of Sheila Croucher113 MacMillan Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-2459
Office Hours (Fall 2021):
T R 11:30 - 12:30p and by appointment (virtual)


Distinguished Professor, Associate Chair
Global and Intercultural Studies


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


Trained in comparative politics, Dr. Croucher teaches courses on globalization and its implications for political and cultural belonging, including: ethnonationalism, multiculturalism, transnational migration, and cosmopolitanism.

She is a recipient of the 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).


Professor Croucher's scholarship explores the implications of globalization and migration for the form and content of nationhood, the changing nature of citizenship, and the tug and pull of cosmopolitan imperatives and patriotic attachments. 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.

She is the author of Globalization and Belonging: The Politics of Identity in a Changing World (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003, 2018), The Other Side of the Fence: American Migrants in Mexico (University of Texas Press,2009), 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 and essays.

Professor Croucher has presented her work at over 30 national and international conferences and been invited to deliver keynote addresses at 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.

Awards include the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in North American Studies at Carleton University (2009), Research Fellow with the Center for Inter-American Studies and Programs at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo in Mexico City (2007), and the Miami University Distinguished Scholar Award (2011).


Professor Croucher is currently working with the Miami University Honor's Urban Leadership Internship Program [ULIP] to teach students about the impact of globalization on Dayton, Ohio.