Judith Stacey, Ph.D. is Professor of Sociology and Professor of Gender and Sexuality at New York University. She has taught at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Davis. Dr. Stacey’s research examines changes in family, sexuality and society, with a current focus on gay family issues. Her publications include In the Name of The Family: Rethinking Family Values in the Postmodern Age (Beacon Press 1996); Brave New Families: Stories of Domestic Upheaval in Late Twentieth Century America (Basic Books 1990, U C Press, 1998), and Patriarchy and Socialist Revolution in China (University of California Press 1983), which won the 1985 Jessie Bernard Award from the American Sociological Assn. Her co-authored article, "(How) Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter?" (American Sociological Review 2001) received the Distinguished Article Award in Sex and Gender from the American Sociological Association. Professor Stacey’s research has received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation. She served as an expert witness in the Canadian same-sex marriage case and in gay adoption and family rights cases in the U.S. A frequent public commentator on family change and politics, Dr. Stacey is one of the founders of the Council on Contemporary Families, a group committed to public education on family research.