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Amanda Geller

Director of the M.A. Program in Applied Quantitative Research,; Clinical Associate Professor of Sociology

Ph.D. 2007 (Social Policy Analysis), Columbia University; M.Phil 2006 (Social Policy Analysis), Columbia University; M.Eng. 1999 (Operations Research and Industrial Engineering), Cornell University; BS 1998 (Operations Research and Industrial Engineering), Cornell University

Office Address: 

Puck Building, Room 4133, 295 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10012

Office Hours: 

Mondays 3:00 - 4:30 PM, or by appointment.

Areas of Research/Interest: 

Criminal Justice and Criminology; Family Demography; Poverty and Inequality/Stratification.

Research Description: 

Dr. Geller’s research examines the interactions between criminal justice policy and socioeconomic disadvantage and their joint effects on urban neighborhoods, families, and individuals. She focuses specifically on the role of parental incarceration in families, and the administration of justice related to police-public interactions. Her work has been published in outlets that reach the diverse constituencies with interest in the criminal justice system, including the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Demography, the Journal of Marriage and Family, and the American Journal of Public Health. In the summer of 2013, she presented at a White House Workshop on Parental Incarceration convened by the American Bar Foundation.

Curriculum Vitae

Affiliated with other departments or programs:

NYU Population Center


2014-2014 Incarceration and Public Health Initiative (Grant #71554) Status on Grant: Principal Investigator Funding Agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Geller, A., Fagan, J., Tyler, T. R., & Link, B. (Forthcoming) “Aggressive Policing and the Mental Health of Young Urban Men.” American Journal of Public Health.

Tyler, T. R., Fagan, J. A., & Geller, A. (Forthcoming, 2014) “Street Stops and Police Legitimacy.” Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.

Geller, A. & Franklin, A. W. (2014) “Paternal Incarceration and the Housing Security of Urban Mothers.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 76(2): 411-427

Geller, A. (2013). “Paternal Incarceration and Father-Child Contact in Fragile Families.” Journal of Marriage and Family. 75(5): 1288-1303.
Updated on 11/28/2016