Dr. Jody Miller
Distinguished Professor and Faculty Chair
Ph.D. (1996) Sociology, University of Southern California; M.A. (1991) Women’s Studies, The Ohio State University; M.A. (1990) Sociology, Ohio University; B.A. (1989) Journalism, Ohio University
Areas of Specialization
Gender, Crime and Victimization
Qualitative Research Methods
Race, Neighborhoods and Inequality
Jody Miller (pronouns: she, her, hers) joined the Rutgers-Newark faculty in 2010. Her research utilizes qualitative methods to investigate how inequalities of gender, race, sexuality and place shape participation in crime and risks for victimization, with concentrations in the United States and South Asia. Miller is Co-Director of the National Science Foundation-sponsored Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice Network (RDCJN) and coordinator of the RDCJN’s Research Experience for Undergraduates initiative. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) and Co-Editor of ASC’s flagship journal, Criminology. Miller has won numerous awards for her work, including the American Society of Criminology Mentor Award (2015), the Coramae Richey Mann Award from the ASC Division on People of Color and Crime (2009), the ASC Division on Women and Crime’s Distinguished Scholar Award (2010) and New Scholar Award (2001), and the ASC’s Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award (2001).
Recent & Key Publications
Jacobsen, S.K., Miller, J. & Bhardwaj, N. (2020). Gender, racial threat, and perceived risk in an urban university setting. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 57, 612-639.
Grundetjern, H. & Miller, J. (2019). “It’s not just the drugs that are difficult to quit”: Women’s drug dealing as a source of empowerment and its implications for crime persistence. British Journal of Criminology, 59, 416-434.
Miller, J. & Palacios, W.R. (Eds.). (2015). Qualitative research in criminology. Advances in Criminological Theory, Volume 20. Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers.
Miller, J. (2008). Getting Played: African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence. New York, NY: New York University Press.
Miller, J. (2001). One of the Guys: Girls, Gangs, and Gender. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.