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Amy L. Johnson

Amy L. Johnson
B.A., Wellesley College, 2017
M.A., Stanford University, 2019


My research brings together cultural sociology and social demography to understand how social and cultural change impact young adults. More specifically, I'm interested in mental health, gender inequality, and social media use among Millennials and Generation Z. My current projects focus on: (1) Millennials' understandings of gender inequality, (2) social demographic change in mental health over time, and (3) how individual identities are constructed and displayed through social media.

I'm also passionate about making statistics and statistical software approachable to students of all backgrounds. I exercise this passion through my teaching assistantship work at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and through research on effectively integrating statistical software into course curricula.

Resources on teaching Stata developed by me and Rebecca Gleit are available here.

I have a BA from Wellesley College, where I majored in Sociology and Spanish and wrote my thesis on anxiety in the coming of age process. In addition to my work in the Sociology Department, I work as a graduate research assistant at the Stanford VMWare Women's Leadership Innovation Lab, as a software consultant for Social Science Data and Software (SSDS), and as a Center for Teaching and Learning consultant.