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Dr. Jody Miller

Distinguished Professor and Faculty Chair


Ph.D. (1996) University of Southern California


Jody Miller is a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology (ASC); Co-Editor of the ASC’s flagship journal, Criminology; and 2017 ASC Vice President. She 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. Miller’s 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. Her books include Getting Played: African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence (NYU Press, 2008)—winner of the American Sociological Association’s Race, Class and Gender Section Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award (2010) and finalist for the C. Wright Mills Award (2009)—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 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).


Key Publications
Miller, Jody. 2008. Getting Played: African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence. New York: New York University Press.

Miller, Jody and Wilson R. Palacios, eds. 2015. Qualitative Research in Criminology. Advances in Criminological Theory, Volume 20. Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers.

Miller, Jody and Kristin Carbone-Lopez. 2015. “Beyond ‘Doing Gender’: Incorporating Race, Class, Place and Life Transitions into Feminist Drug Research.” Substance Use and Misuse. 50: 693-707.

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. 51: 967-1008.

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.