Meigs Professor
Department Head
309 Baldwin Hall
706-542-2421

Dr. Jody Clay-Warner, Meigs Professor of Sociology (view Dr. Clay-Warner's Meigs video), has been at the University of Georgia since 1998. She received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Emory University, and her specialty areas include social psychology, criminology, and gender. 

The overarching goal of her research is to understand responses to injustice. She considers this issue from both a basic and applied perspective.  Specifically, she examines the underlying processes that guide responses to injustice, as well as the implications of these processes for reactions to concrete forms of injustice, such as criminal victimization. She employs experimental and survey methods to investigate these issues, and her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation. Her current projects focus on sexual revictimization, campus sexual assault policies, and responses to advantageous injustice (getting more than you deserve).

Dr. Clay-Warner is the co-director of the Laboratory for the Study of Social Interaction (LASSI) and the co-Director of the Violence Work Group in the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research.  Her courses include Experimental Methods in Sociology (SOCI 4930/6930); Gender, Crime, and Justice (SOCI 8840); Theories of Social Psychology (SOCI 8730); and Crime in Global Context (SOCI 4590), which she teaches as part of the Liverpool Study Abroad Program.