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Timothy J. Biblarz, PhD Biography

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

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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:
  • 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
  • PhD, Sociology, University of Washington, 1992
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Quoted in:
  1. Are Children Who Are Raised by Gay Parents More Likely to Be Gay Themselves?