Judith Stacey

Judith Stacey is an author, sociologist and professor at NYU.
Her book Unhitched explores family configurations that deviate
from the standard Western concept of marriage.

Judith Stacey

Judith Stacey is an author and Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and Sociology at New York University. Her primary focus areas include family studies, gender studies, queer studies, and sexuality. Her book Unhitched explores family configurations that deviate from the standard Western concept of marriage, including polygamous families in South Africa, the Mosuo people in southwestern China and parenthood among gay men in Los Angeles, California. Her paper, co-authored with Timothy Biblarz, How Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter? explores the socialization of children with gay parents.

Stacey received her bachelors degree from the University of Michigan in 1964. She received her MA in history from the University of Illinois in 1968, and her Ph.D. in sociology from Brandeis in 1979. She was on the faculty of the University of California, Davis from 1979–1997, and additionally she was the Streisand Professor of Contemporary Gender Studies and Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California before moving to NYU in 2003.


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