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Judith Stacey is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and Professor of Sociology at New York University. Her research examines changes in family, sexuality and society, with particular emphasis on the politics of family diversity. Her publications include In the Name of The Family: Rethinking Family Values in the Postmodern Age; Brave New Families: Stories of Domestic Upheaval in Late Twentieth Century America; and Patriarchy and Socialist Revolution in China, and scores of articles including the influential, “(How) Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter?” co-authored with Timothy Biblarz. In addition to lecturing widely in the U.S. and abroad, 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 was one of the founders of the Council on Contemporary Families, a group committed to public education on family research.