Amy Schalet is associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and 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, Nov, 2011), examines the regulation of adolescent sexuality in American and Dutch families. Probing our child-rearing for what it tells us about our culture, Not Under My Roof offers an unprecedented comparative analysis of sexuality and selfhood. 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 delivered plenary addresses and trainings at the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Michigan Departments of Public Health and Education, the STD-prevention branch of the Centers for Disease Control, among many others. She has written opinion pieces for the New York Times and the Washington Post , and her research has been featured in such online publications as Time and Salon . She has been awarded several grants from the Ford Foundation. Schalet was awarded the American Sociological Association Children and Youth Section's 2012 Distinguished Scholarly Research Award for Not Under My Roof, and the 2012 Carol Mendez Cassell Award for Excellence in Sexuality Education from the Healthy Teen Network. At the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Schalet has cofounded the Public Engagement Project, which helps researchers disseminate their work outside the academy. The Public Engagement Project hosts speakers, runs workshops, and holds panels that address a range of skills and situations that academics face in working with the media, policymakers, social movements and practitioners. Schalet holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard and a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley.
Areas of Expertise
Sociology of Culture, Sexuality and Gender, Reproductive Health, Qualitative Methods, Political and Public Sociology.
Schalet, Amy T. 2011 (Nov 1). Not Under My Roof:Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex.*Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Schalet, Amy. 2011. "The Sleepover Question." New York Times, July 23, SR9.
Schalet, Amy T. 2011. "Beyond Abstinence and Risk: A New Paradigm for Adolescent Sexual Health." Women's Health Issues 21 (3S); S5-S7.
Henderson, Jillian T., Tina Raine, Amy Schalet, Maya Blum, Cynthia C. Harper. 2011. "'I Wouldn't Be this Firm if I Didn't Care': Preventive Clinical Counseling for Reproductive Health."Patient Education and Counseling 82: 254-259.
Schalet, Amy. 2010. "Sex, Love, and Autonomy in the Teenage Sleepover." Contexts 9 (2)*: *16-21.**
Harper, Cynthia C., Jillian T. Henderson, Amy Schalet, Davida Becker, Laura Stratton, and Tina R. Raine. 2010. "Abstinence and Teenagers: Prevention Counseling Practices of Health Care Providers Serving High-Risk Patients in the United States." Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 42 (2): 125-132.
Schalet, Amy T. 2010. "Sexual Subjectivity Revisited: The Significance of Relationships in Dutch and American Girls' Experiences of Sexuality." Gender & Society 24 (3):304-329.
Schalet, Amy. 2009. "Subjectivity, Intimacy and the Empowerment Paradigm of Adolescent Sexuality: The Unexplored Room." Feminist Studies 35 (1): 133-160.
Santelli, John S., and Amy T. Schalet. 2009. "A New Vision for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health." Ithaca, NY: ACT for Youth Center of Excellence
Ford Foundation: "Moving Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Building a New Language for Sexuality, Gender and Family in America," 2005-2008.