Professor Lisa L. Miller is a full Professor of Political Science, as well an Affiliated Professor in the Criminal Justice Program. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1999. Miller’s research interests are in law and social policy, constitutionalism, racial inequality and crime and punishment. Her book, The Perils of Federalism: Race, Poverty and Crime Control (Oxford, 2008), explored the relationship between the peculiar style of American federalism and the substantial inequalities in criminal victimization and punishment across racial groups in the U.S. She has written extensively on the development of crime and justice policy and legal frameworks in the U.S. with her work appearing in Law and Society Review, Law and Social Inquiry, Perspectives on Politics, the British Journal of Criminology, Policy Studies Journal, among others. In 2011-2012, she was a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College at the University of Oxford. During the 2012-2013 academic year, Miller was a Visiting Research Scholar at the Program in Law and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Her new book, The Myth of Mob Rule: Violent Crime and Democratic Politics, was published by Oxford University Press in 2016.