Assistant Professor, Sociology
- Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
- M.A., The University of Notre Dame
- B.A., Calvin College
Amy Jonason studies how people collectively define and solve social problems. She is particularly interested in collective action around urban poverty, gentrification, affordable housing, and environmental sustainability. Her current research tracks the development and change of two alternative food projects - an urban food cooperative and an urban farm - as a response to residents' perceptions of food insecurity in inner-city neighborhoods.
- Jonason, Amy. 2017. "The promises and pitfalls of alternative food institutions: Impacts on and barriers to engagement with low-income communities in the United States and Canada." Pp. 149-175 in Advances in Medical Sociology: Food Systems and Health, edited by Sara Shostak. Emerald Publishing Ltd.
- Mulder, Mark, and Amy Jonason. 2017. "White evangelical congregations in cities and suburbs: Social engagement, geography, diffusion, and disembeddedness." City & Society 29(1):104-126.
- McDonnell, Terence E., Amy Jonason, and Kari Christofferson. 2016. "Seeing red and wearing pink: Trajectories of cultural power in the AIDS and breast cancer ribbons." Poetics 60:1-15.
- Hausmann, Chris, Amy Jonason, and Erika Summers-Effler. 2011. “Interaction ritual and structural symbolic interaction.” Symbolic Interaction 34(3):319-329.