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Jo Dixon

Associate Professor of Sociology , Law and Society

Ph.D. 1989 (Sociology), Indiana University; M.A. 1981 (Sociology), Emory University; B.A. 1972 (Sociology), University of North Carolina.

Office Address: 

Puck Building, Room 4145, 295 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10012

Office Hours: 

Tuesdays 2:00 - 4:00PM, or by appointment.


(212) 998-8374

Areas of Research/Interest: 

Law and society; human rights; gender and law; legal profession; criminology; criminal courts; violence; Central Europe.

Research Description: 

Collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative court data on "spousal violence" and "violence against children"; Editing a book on the social organization of criminal courts; Project on race, class and gender differences in resisting violence.

Affiliated with other departments or programs:

Affiliated with the Institute for Law and Society

External Affiliations:

American Sociological Association, Trustee, Law and Society Association, American Society of Criminology.


Distinguished Visiting Scholar (University of Vienna); Robert Presley Lecture (University of California at Riverside); Board of Trustee (Law and Society Association); Teaching Medal Nominee (New York University).


"The Organizational Context of Criminal Sentencing" American Journal of
Vol. 100 (Number 5): 1157-1198

"The Nexus of Sex, Spousal Violence and the State" Law and Society Review
  Vol. 29 (Number 2): 359-376

"Stratification in the Legal Profession: Sex, Sector and Salary" (with Carroll
  Seron) Law and Society Review Vol. 29 (Number 3): 381-412

"Sex Symmetry in Psychiatric Diagnosis" (with Cynthia Gordon and Tasnim
  Khomusi) Social Problems Vol. 42 (Number 3): 429-448

"Guns and the Southern Subculture of Violence" (with Alan Lizotte) American
 Journal of Sociology
Vol. 93 (Number 2): 383-405.

Updated on 03/02/2017