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Jamie Small

Associate Professor; Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work


Email: Jamie Small
Phone: 937-229-2168
SJH 419


  • Ph.D., Sociology and Women's Studies, University of Michigan
  • M.A., Sexuality Studies, San Francisco State University
  • B.A., English Literature, Indiana University


Jamie L. Small completed her doctoral training at the University of Michigan with a joint degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies. Coming from the law and society tradition, her research centers broadly on the intersection of law, crime and gender, with a specific focus on the construction of masculine vulnerability. She is working on a book manuscript that examines how legal actors mobilize the law for men who are sexual victims. Alongside her scholarship, Dr. Small has worked in, respectively, the intimate partner violence and HIV/AIDS prevention fields in San Francisco, Montreal and Detroit.

Research interests

  • Law and Society
  • Sexual Violence
  • Masculinity Studies
  • Human Rights
  • Media Studies
  • Feminist Legal Theory

Selected publications

Small, Jamie L. 2020. “Conceptualizing Consent: How Prosecutors Identify Sexual Victimization in Statutory Rape Cases,” Law & Social Inquiry 45(1): 111-131.

Small, Jamie L. 2019. “Constructing Sexual Harm: Prosecutorial Narratives of Children, Abuse, and the Disruption of Heterosexuality,” Gender & Society 33(4): 560-582.

Small, Jamie L. 2015. "Classing Sex Offenders: How Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys Differentiate Men Accused of Sexual Assault." Law & Society Review, 49(1): 109-141.

Small, Jamie L. 2012. "Trafficking in Truth: Media, Sexuality, and Human Rights Evidence." Feminist Studies, 38(2): 415-443.