Last updated on: 2/12/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Judith Stacey, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis in the Department of Sociology at New York University
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“[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

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to human sexuality. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to human sexuality.
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
Education:
  • PhD, Sociology, Brandeis University, 1979
  • MA, History, University of Illinois, 1968
  • BA, Social Studies, University of Michigan, 1964
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are Children Who Are Raised by Gay Parents More Likely to Be Gay Themselves?