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Hannah Brückner, PhD Biography

Professor of Sociology at Yale University
Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"

“We also consider and reject a speculative evolutionary theory that rests on observing birth-order effects on same-sex orientation. In contrast, our results support the hypothesis that less gendered socialization in early childhood and preadolescence shapes subsequent same-sex romantic preferences.”

Cowritten with Peter Bearman, “Opposite-Sex Twins and Same-Sex Attraction,” American Journal of Sociology, 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Visiting Research Fellow, New York University at Abu Dhabi, 2011-present
  • Professor of Sociology, Yale University, 2007-present
  • Codirector, Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course, 2007-present
  • Member, Steering Committee, Yale Women Faculty Forum
  • Associate Professor of Sociology, Yale University, 2006-2007
  • Visiting Scholar, Institute for Social and Economic Theory and Research, Columbia University, 2003-2004, 2006-2007
    Visiting Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Education (Berlin, Germany), 2002
  • Assistant Professor of Sociology, Yale University, 2000-2006
  • PhD, Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNCCH), 2000
  • MA, Sociology, UNCCH, 1993
  • BA, Free University Berlin, 1983
  • Recipient, Paul Moore Instructional Innovation Grant, Yale University, 2009
  • Recipient, “The Articulation of Same-Sex Attraction, Relationships, and Identity: From Adolescence to Young Adulthood,” Fund for Lesbian and Gay Studies Research Grant, 2007-2008
  • Recipient, Andrew W. Mellon New Directions Fellowship, 2006-2008
  • Recipient, “Healthy Adolescent Relationships: Temporal Dynamics, Normative Scripts, and the Transition to Sex,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Research Grant, 2006-2008