Assistant Professor of Sociology
Lawrence Stacey is an Assistant Professor of Sociology. He is affiliated with the Center for Research on Inequality and Health and core faculty in the LGBTQ+ Policy Lab. He uses survey data, experimental methods, and in-depth interviews to study gender, sexuality, families, and health. Professor Stacey received his PhD from The Ohio State University in 2023, where he was also affiliated with the Institute for Population Research.
His three lines of research investigate inequality by sexuality and across the gender spectrum, with a focus on sexual and gender minority health; how parents shape children’s gender and sexuality and why parents tend to be so invested in children’s normative gender expressions and heterosexuality; and the consequences of early life adversity on health, parenting, and relationships later in the life course. His research has been published in Demography, Journal of Marriage and Family, The Journal of Sex Research, Archives of Sexual Behavior, and Sexualities, among other outlets. He recently received the Howard B. Kaplan Memorial Award (2023) from the Medical Sociology section of the American Sociological Association.