Lisa R. Miller is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Indiana University-Bloomington. She received her B.A. in Sociology and Women's Studies in 2008 from Berea College, a small liberal arts college in Kentucky. Broadly speaking, her current research interests include gender, sexualities, race/class/gender, social psychology, aging and the life course, and families. Her dissertation is a mixed-methods project that examines (1) generational differences in women’s views on and experiences with dating and sexual partnerships and (2) the views held by Americans that potentially guide women’s sexualities.
Her recent research investigates the nature and consequences of prejudice and discrimination against LGBTQ individuals. One of her co-authored articles (with Long Doan and Annalise Loehr) uses nationally representative, experimental survey data to examine Americans’ attitudes toward the formal rights and informal privileges of lesbian and gay couples (published in the American Sociological Review). Additionally, her research (with Eric Anthony Grollman) examines how gender non-conformity influences transgender people’s experiences with discrimination and health. She also does SOTL research on how instructors put feminist pedagogy into practice in college classrooms.