Amy Schalet

Associate professor of sociology

Adolescent sexuality and comparative sexual culture

Phone: (o) 413/545-5008


Amy Schalet (SHA-lit) is a specialist on adolescent sexuality and culture in comparative perspective. Her award-winning book, Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex (University of Chicago Press, 2011), examines the regulation of adolescent sexuality in American and Dutch families.

Schalet has worked closely with physicians and others on new approaches to sexual health promotion for adolescents. She has served on the boards of national and local health organizations, consulted with community groups and the media, and collaborated on clinical and educational materials.

Schalet has been interviewed on CNN and NPR, her opinion pieces have been published by The New York Times and The Washington Post, and her research has been featured by such outlets as Time and