Director of the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Center for the Social Sciences at Columbia 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 Hannah Brückner, "Opposite-Sex Twins and Same-Sex Attraction," American Journal of Sociology, 2002
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:
Jonathan Cole Professor of the Social Sciences, Columbia University, 2006-present
Director, Mellon Interdisciplinary Training Program in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2006-present
Founding Codirector, Global Health Research Center in Central Asia, 2006-present
External Faculty, Nuffield College (Oxford, United Kingdom), 2005-present
Codirector, Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, 2001-present
Director, Paul F. Lazarsfeld Center for the Social Sciences, Columbia University, 1999-present
Founding Director, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University, 2000-2008
Chair, Department of Statistics, Columbia University, 2007-2008
Chair, Department of Sociology, Columbia University, 2001-2005
Visiting Professor of Sociology, DISPOS, University of Genova (Genoa, Italy), 2002-2003
Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, 1998-2006
Adjunct Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNCCH), 1998-2001
Professor of Sociology, UNCCH, 1996-1997
Associate Professor of Sociology, UNCCH, 1991-1996
Assistant Professor of Sociology, UNCCH, 1986-1991