Dr. Amy Adamczyk is Associate Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Programs of Doctoral Study in Sociology and Criminal Justice at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. In 2005 she received her PhD. in Sociology from the Pennsylvania State University. She holds MA degrees from the University of Chicago and the Graduate Center/ Queens College, and she completed her BA degree at Hunter College.
Her research focuses on how different contexts (e.g.nations, counties, friendship groups), and personal religious beliefs shape people’s deviant, criminal, and health-related attitudes and behaviors. She is currently writing a book that investigates the factors that shape cross-national attitudes about homosexuality.
Her research has been published in Social Forces, Justice Quarterly, the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Science Research, Social Science Quarterly,Sociological Quarterly, Sociology of Religion, and the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. Her research has been supported with grants from the Department of Homeland Security, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation.