• Lisa Lynn Miller
  • Lisa Lynn Miller
  • Professor of Political Science
  • Areas of Specialization: Public Law, Law and Social Policy, Politics and Punishment, Racial Minorities in Crime, Federal Criminal Courts
  • Office: Hickman Hall, Room 406
  • Campus: Douglass Campus
  • Phone: 848-932-9382
  • Education: Ph.D. Washington, M.A. Washington, B.A. Virginia


Lisa L. Miller is Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1999. Her research interests are in violent crime/criminal justice, racial inequality, democratic accountability, constitutions, and social policy. She has written three books: The Myth of Mob Rule: Violent Crime and Democratic Politics (Oxford University Press, 2016), The Perils of Federalism: Race, Poverty and the Politics of Crime Control (OUP, 2008) and the Politics of Community Crime Prevention (Dartmouth, 2001). Her work has appeared in Law and Society Review, Punishment and Society, British Journal of Criminology, Theoretical Criminology, Perspectives on Politics, Policy Studies Journal, Annual Review of Law and Social Science, among others. Miller has served as a Visiting Professor and Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford, and as a Visiting Scholar at the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University. She is currently working on two books, one on U.S. constitutional myths, and the other on the political origins of lethal violence in the Americas.

Website: lisalmiller.com