Public Sociology

Photo: Corbis, Licensed by Getty

Photo: Corbis, Licensed by Getty

An invested public scholar, Miller has worked for the Public Engagement Project, the Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality, and Advocates for Youth on initiatives focused on using research outside of the academy to advance adolescent health and sexuality education policy. One product of this collaborative work is the article, Broadening the Evidence for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Education in the United States (Research brief available here), which influenced federal funding streams under the Obama administration to require that sexuality education programming address gender equity and be LGBTQ inclusive. Miller is the former director of Rape Victim Advocates’ sexual violence prevention program, which reached teens in public and private schools throughout Chicago. Building on her research, she also provides trainings for educators on gender and sexual diversity, fostering equity, and promoting inclusive school climates.

further public sociology

“ASA Adds Pronoun Query to Conference Registration.” With Shantel Buggs and Tristan Bridges. ASA Footnotes. 2019

“Everybody, Everybody: Reimagining Gender & Sexuality in Our Schools.” Keynote. Vermont Academy Diversity Conference. 2019.

“Sociologists on Sociology.” American Sociological Association Communications Video Campaign. 2018

“There’s No Field Trip to Transgenderland.” American Sociological Association Communications Video Campaign. 2017

“How You Bully a Girl.” Gender & Society Blog. 2016

“The Link Between Slut Shaming, Bullying and Femininity” Gender & Society Blog. 2014