Meigs Professor Director, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research Dr. Jody Clay-Warner, Meigs Professor of Sociology (view Dr. Clay-Warner's Meigs video) and Director of the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, 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. She is the co-editor of Social Psychology Quarterly and the co-director of the Laboratory for the Study of Social Interaction (LASSI). 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 and the U.S. Department of State. Her current projects focus on human trafficking victimization in Sub-Saharan Africa, the mental and physical health effects of violent victimization, and the relationship between gendered violence and inequality. Her courses include Experimental Methods in Sociology (SOCI 4930/6930); Gender, Crime, and Justice (SOCI 8840); Theories of Social Psychology (SOCI 8730); and Introductory Sociology for Honors (SOCI 1101H). Education Education: Ph.D., Sociology, Emory University, 1997 M.A., Psychology, Georgia State University, 1992 B.A., Speech Communication, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1990 Research Research Areas: Social Psychology Gender Crime, Law, and Deviance Selected Publications Selected Publications: Clay-Warner, Jody, Tenshi Kawashima, and Timothy G. Edgemon. 2022. “Measure of Personal Network Size Using Known Population Questions: A Methodological Guide.” American Journal of Public Health 112(5): 747-753. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2022.306731 Clay-Warner, Jody, Timothy G. Edgemon, David Okech, and John Anarfi. 2021. “Violence Predicts Physical Health Consequences of Human Trafficking: Findings from a Longitudinal Study of Labor Exploitation in Ghana.” Social Science & Medicine, vol. 279. Culatta, Elizabeth, Jody Clay-Warner, Kaitlin Boyle, and Assaf Oshri. 2020. “Sexual Revictimization: A Routine Activity Theory Perspective.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence 35:2800-2824 Edgemon, Tim and Jody Clay-Warner. 2019. “Inmate Mental Health and the Pains of Imprisonment.” Society and Mental Health 9:33-55. (DOI: 10.1177/2156869318785424) Tinkler, Justine, Jody Clay-Warner, and Malissa Alinor. 2018. "Communicating about Affirmative Consent: How the Threat of Punishment affects Policy Support and Gender Stereotypes." Journal of Interpersonal Violence 33:3344-3366. Boyle, Kaitlyn M. and Jody Clay-Warner. 2018. “Shameful ‘Victims’ and Angry ‘Survivors’: Emotion, Mental Health, and Labeling Sexual Assault.” Violence and Victims 33:436-452 Clay-Warner, Jody, Dawn T. Robinson, Lynn Smith-Lovin, Kimberly B. Rogers, Katie R. James. 2016. Justice Standard Determines Emotional Response to Over-Reward.” Social Psychology Quarterly 79:44-67. Clay-Warner, Jody, Jackson Bunch, and Jennifer McMahon-Howard. 2016. “Differential Vulnerability: Disentangling the Effects of State Dependence and Population Heterogeneity on Repeat Victimization.” Criminal Justice and Behavior 43: 1406-1429. Awards, Honors, and Recognition Of Note: Honors 2021. SEC Academic Leadership Development Program 2019. Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Award, Southern Sociological Society 2017. Women’s Leadership Fellow, University of Georgia 2017. Sociologist of the Year, Georgia Sociological Association 2017. Owens Creative Research Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Georgia 2014. Outstanding Graduate Student Mentoring Award, UGA Graduate School 2013. American Society of Criminology Teacher of the Year Award 2011. Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship 2010. Distinguished Contribution to Sociological Perspectives Award, 2010 (with Jennifer McMahon-Howard and Linda Renzulli) 2010. Outstanding Recent Contribution Award, ASA Sociology of Emotion section (with Dawn Robinson) 2004. Richard B. Russell Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of Georgia 2003. CURO Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award, University of Georgia 2002. Special Sandy Beaver Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Georgia, College of Arts and Sciences Elected Offices 2022-2023. Chair-elect, Social Psychology Section, American Sociological Association 2019-2020. Treasurer, International Society for Research on Emotion 2016 -2019. Secretary/Treasurer, Social Psychology Section, American Sociological Association 2015-2020. Executive Board, International Society for Research on Emotion 2014- 2016. Council, Social Psychology Section, American Sociological Association 2013-2014. Chair, Sociology of Emotions Section, American Sociological Association 2011-2013. Council, Sociology of Emotions Section, American Sociological Association External Funding 2019 - 2024. “Measuring the Prevalence of Trafficking around the World: Implications for Research, Programming, and Policy (co-PI), with David Okech (PI), and Alex Balch (co-PI, University of Liverpool), Lydia Aletraris (co-I), and Tamora Callands (co-I). U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. $15,750,000. 2018-2023, “Anti-trafficking Research and Programming in West Africa.” (co-PI), with David Okech (PI), and Alex Balch (co-PI, University of Liverpool), Tamora Callands, (co-I) and Nate Hansen (co-I). U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons SSJTIP18CA0015. $4,000,000. 2010 - 2012. "Collaborative Research Examining Emotional Reactions to Favorable Violations of Standards of Justice" (PI), with Dawn T. Robinson (co-PI) and Lynn Smith-Lovin (co-PI). National Science Foundation SES 0966536. $160,596 2008 - 2011. "DHB Testing a Dynamic Theory of Social Emotion Using Infrared Imagery." (co-PI), with Dawn T. Robinson (PI), Chi Thai, and Kevin McCully (co-PIs). National Science Foundation BCS 0729396. $717,375 2005 - 2008. "Collaborative Research Examining the Relationship between Identity, Injustice, and Emotion," (co-PI) with Dawn Robinson (PI) and Lynn Smith-Lovin. National Science Foundation #0519969. $283,218.