Last updated on: 2/25/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Stephen O. Murray, PhD Biography

Title:
Comparative Sociologist
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“I think that it [sexual orientation] is set by age 1, so my answer to the question as posed is an uninteresting ‘maybe.’ Those of us who testify as experts in court rarely answer ‘yes/no’ questions ‘yes’ or ‘no.'”

E-mail to ProCon.org, July 18, 2006

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:
  • Research Director of El Instituto Obregón in San Francisco
  • Testifies as expert witness on sexuality issues
  • Researcher on sexuality issues in Latin America
Education:
  • Postdoctoral studies in Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
  • PhD, Sociology, University of Toronto
Other:
  • None found