Cornwall “Brown Bag” Luncheon Seminar/Book Signing

Cornwall “Brown Bag” Luncheon Seminar/Book Signing

Sponsored by The Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, Rutgers University-Newark

Dr. Jody Miller

Professor and Associate Dean

School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University

Presents: “Getting Played:  African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gender Violence”







Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Time:12:00 -1:30 pm

Location: Cornwall Center, Rutgers University, 47 Bleeker Street, Newark, NJ

Despite decades of research on the harms caused by racial inequality and urban neglect, few studies have specifically attended to the gendered harms to young women in distressed urban communities.  With compelling evidence from African American youths negotiating daily life in urban neighborhoods, Getting Played reveals an important dimension of this social problem:  violence against adolescent girls is a ubiquitous feature of the urban landscape.

Drawing from richly textured interviews with adolescent girls and boys, Miller investigates how contextual features of urban disadvantage coalesce with gender inequality to heighten and structure young women’s risks for gendered violence. Getting Played integrates feminist theoretical insights with research on neighborhood disadvantage to examine how the structural inequalities that create extreme racialized urban poverty heighten and shape the tremendous gender-based violence faced by urban African American girls.  Getting Played demonstrates that violence against young women in urban communities is a critical social problem in need of careful theoretical and policy attention that must simultaneously address gender inequality and the interconnected problems created by the structural inequalities faced by the urban poor.


This event is free.

Due to limited seating registration is required by Wednesday, February 23, 2011.

Registration will be taken on a first come first serve basis.

To register, click on the link:

*Beverages and dessert will be provided.


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