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 Peter Bearman, “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:
Visiting Research Fellow, New York University at Abu Dhabi, 2011-present
Professor of Sociology, Yale University, 2007-present
Codirector, Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course, 2007-present
Member, Steering Committee, Yale Women Faculty Forum
Associate Professor of Sociology, Yale University, 2006-2007
Visiting Scholar, Institute for Social and Economic Theory and Research, Columbia University, 2003-2004, 2006-2007 Visiting Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Education (Berlin, Germany), 2002
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Yale University, 2000-2006
PhD, Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNCCH), 2000
MA, Sociology, UNCCH, 1993
BA, Free University Berlin, 1983
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Recipient, Paul Moore Instructional Innovation Grant, Yale University, 2009
Recipient, "The Articulation of Same-Sex Attraction, Relationships, and Identity: From Adolescence to Young Adulthood," Fund for Lesbian and Gay Studies Research Grant, 2007-2008
Recipient, Andrew W. Mellon New Directions Fellowship, 2006-2008
Recipient, "Healthy Adolescent Relationships: Temporal Dynamics, Normative Scripts, and the Transition to Sex," Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Research Grant, 2006-2008