Last updated on: 4/8/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Timothy J. Biblarz, PhD Biography

Title:
Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California (USC)
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 J. Stacey, “(How) Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter?,” American Sociological Review, Apr. 2001

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Southern California (USC), 2007-present
  • Associate Professor of Sociology, USC, 2000-present
  • Research Associate, Gerontology Research Institute in the Andrus Gerontology Center, USC
  • Research Associate, USC Population Research Laboratory
  • Consulting Editor, American Journal of Sociology
  • Member, American Sociological Association
  • Member, National Council on Family Relations
  • Member, Pacific Sociological Association
  • Member, Population Association of America
  • Member, Population Reference Bureau
  • Recipient, Sex and Gender Best Article Award for “(How) Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter?”, 2004
  • Recipient, USC General Education Teaching Award, 2002
Education:
  • PhD, Sociology, University of Washington, 1992
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are Children Who Are Raised by Gay Parents More Likely to Be Gay Themselves?