Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis in the Department of Sociology at New York University
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
"[T]he only 'theory' of child development we can imagine in which a child's sexual development would bear no relationship to parental genes, practices, environment, or beliefs would be an arbitrary one."
Cowritten with T. Bilbarz, "(How) Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter?," American Sociological Review, Apr. 2001
Experts PhD's in psychology, without significant post-doctorate involvement in human sexuality issues, and PhD's in fields other than psychology, and MA's with significant post-graduate involvement in human sexuality issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, Department of Sociology, New York University
Director of Undergraduate Studies, New York University
Co-founder and Senior Scholar, Council on Contemporary Families
Barbara Streisand Professorship in Contemporary Gender Studies, University of Southern California, 2002
Recipient of the Jessie Bernard Award from the American Sociological Association, 1985
Recipient of the Distinguished Article Award in Sex and Gender from the American Sociological Association