Jody Miller, Rutgers University

Sex Work and Violence in Sri Lanka: The Politics and Practice of International Scholarship for Social Change

Date: 
Wed, 10/22/2014
Location: 
Rutgers University, Sigel Lounge, 6th Floor, Hickman Hall

Dr. Jody 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 Coramae Richey Mann Award from the American Society of Criminology’s 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). Miller is a Steering Committee member of the Racial Democracy, Crime, and Justice Network. In 2014, she was named Fellow of the American Society of Criminology.