Ph.D. (1996) University of Southern California
Jody Miller’s primary research examines how inequalities of gender, race, and class shape young women’s participation in crime and risks for victimization. Her books include the award winning Getting Played: African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence (NYU Press, 2008) and One of the Guys: Girls, Gangs, and Gender (Oxford University Press, 2001). Dr. Miller has published dozens of articles and book chapters, including in Criminology, Gender & Society, Signs, Theoretical Criminology, and British Journal of Criminology. She is past recipient of the Coramae Richey Mann Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division on People of Color and Crime, and the ASC Division on Women and Crime’s Distinguished Scholar Award. Miller is currently Lead Researcher (with Nilu Abeyaratne) of the study Sex Work and Violence in Sri Lanka, for the United Nations Population Fund and UN Development Programme in Asia. She is on the Steering Committee of the Racial Democracy, Crime, and Justice Network.
Areas of Specialization
Gender, Crime and Victimization
Qualitative Research Methods
Key and Recent Publications
Miller, Jody and Kristin Carbone-Lopez. 2013. “Gendered Carceral Regimes in Sri Lanka: Colonial Laws, Post-Colonial Practices, and the Social Control of Sex Workers.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. 39: 79-103.
Lindegaard, Marie Rosenkrantz, Jody Miller and Danielle M. Reynald. 2013. “Cultural Heterogeneity, Transitory Mobility and Victimization Risk among Young Men of Color: Insights from an Ethnographic Study in Cape Town, South Africa.” Criminology.
Carbone-Lopez, Kristin and Jody Miller. 2012. “Precocious Role Entry as a Mediating Factor in Women’s Methamphetamine Use: Implications for Life-Course and Pathways Research.” Criminology. 50: 187-220.
Miller, Jody. 2008. Getting Played: African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence. New York: New York University Press
2010 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award, Race, Gender, and Class Section, American Sociological Association
2008 Finalist, C. Wright Mills Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems
Miller, Jody. 2001. One of the Guys: Girls, Gangs and Gender. New York: Oxford University Press
973-353-1303 / Send an email / Office: CLJ 555