Jody Miller


Ph.D. (1996) University of Southern California

Jody Miller’s research examines how inequalities of gender, race, and class shape young women’s participation in crime and risks for victimization.  Her books include 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, Theoretical Criminology, and Justice Quarterly.  In 2009, she received the Coramae Richey Mann Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division on People of Color and Crime.  Getting Played, which was a 2008 finalist for the Society for the Study of Social Problems’ C. Wright Mills Award, received the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the American Sociological Association’s Race, Gender, and Class Section in 2010.  In addition, Dr. Miller is Coordinator the Rutgers Sri Lankan Educational Fund, a community engagement project that provides infrastructural support and educational programming on the Macaldeniya Tea Estate in the central hills of Sri Lanka.


School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 353-3311  Fax: (973) 353-5896