Layne Amerikaner is a sociology doctoral student and an editorial assistant for the Journal of Marriage and Family. Her research interests include gender, health and wellbeing, LGBTQ communities, and inequality. Amerikaner is the co-author of Thinking Outside the Girl Box: Teaming Up With Resilient Youth in Appalachia, published by Ohio University Press in 2014. She has a master's degree in public policy and gender studies from George Washington University and a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Franklin & Marshall College. Her writing has been published in The Nation, The Hill, Ms. Magazine, and Huffington Post, among other outlets.


  • MA
    Public Policy and Gender Studies
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