The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amy Schalet, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Amy T. Schalet, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Sociology at UMass Amherst and a specialist on culture and adolescent sexuality in comparative perspective. She has worked closely with physician organizations, collaborated on clinical and educational materials, and advised community, advocacy groups and policy makers. Dr. Schalet has presented research to multiple non-academic groups, including at the Massachusetts Department of Health, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Schalet was awarded the 2013 Goode Book Award from the American Sociological Association’s section on the Family, as well as the 2012 Carol Mendez Cassell Award for Excellence in Sexuality Education from the Healthy Teen Network for her book, Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens and the Culture of Sex (University of Chicago Press). Dr. Schalet has also written opinion pieces for the New York TimesWashington Post, and the Huffington Post.  She has appeared on CNN, and her research has been featured in, among others, the Financial Times, the Wall Street JournalTime's Healthland and Salon.

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In appreciation of their generous support, the UMass Public Engagement Project would like to thank the Office of the ProvostUniversity Relations, and the Colleges of Natural SciencesSocial and Behavioral Sciences Humanities and Fine ArtsEngineeringPublic Health and Health Sciences, and Education.  The UMass Public Engagement Project also recognizes and appreciates in-kind contributions and collaborations with the Center for Research on Families and the Institute for Social Science Research