Angela “Angie” Calvin

Position title: Doctoral Candidate


  • B.A., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Psychology
  • M.S., Illinois State University, Developmental Psychology

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Angela “Angie” Calvin is a Ph.D. candidate in the Human Development area of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


My research broadly focuses on the social relationships of adolescents. My program of research specifically centers on the risks and opportunities of digital technology on the identity and psychosocial development of adolescents. My theoretical approach bridges clinical, social, and developmental psychology with communication theories that underscore social contexts as drivers of behavior. My broad research experience as a research assistant for multiple psychology labs throughout my undergraduate and graduate career has enabled me to learn and apply a diverse number of methodological and statistical approaches to a broad number of research topics: from qualitative interviews of adolescents’ experiences on social media to using machine learning to examine mentions of bullying on Twitter. I have been awarded the Michael Vincent & Harriet Frisbie Eastabrooks O’Shea Fellowship, multiple travel awards for national conferences, and was accepted to the Society for Research on Adolescence International Summer School last summer. Currently, I am the Emerging Scholar Spotlight Editor for the Society for Research on Adolescence.