Dr. Amy Adamczyk is 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.
Her research focuses on how different contexts (e.g. nations, counties, friendship groups), and personal religious beliefs shape people’s attitudes and behaviors. She has published over 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including in the American Sociological Review. In 2017 Professor Adamczyk published, Cross-National Public Opinion about Homosexuality (University of California Press), which examines why the public’s support for LGBTQ individuals varies so substantially across the world. It was awarded the 2018 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences International Section Outstanding Book Award. With her coauthor she also received the 2017 Best Paper of the Year Award from the Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion. In 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2016 she was the recipient of John Jay College’s Research Excellence Award, and in 2011 she received the John Jay College’s Midcareer Award. Her research has been supported with grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Association for the Sociology of Religion.