Mignon R. Moore
Professor Moore has research and teaching interests in the sociology of family, race, gender, sexuality, qualitative methods, aging, and adolescence. Her first book, Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood among Black Women (2011 California Press) examined the intersection of race with sexual orientation for family-building and lesbian identity among African-American women. Her current research includes a new book project on the social histories of LGBT seniors in New York and Los Angeles, the negotiation of religious and community life for lesbians and gay men of faith, and the promotion of healthy aging for racial and ethnic minority elders. Before arriving at Barnard she was a member of the faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles and at Columbia University.
Sociology of Family, Race, Sexuality, Qualitative Methods, Gender, Aging, Adolescence
Sociology of African American Life
Advanced Topics in Race & Ethnicity
Sociology of Gender
Gender and Inequality in Families
Race, Gender and Class
National Institutes of Health Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar
Human Rights Campaign Award
Los Angeles City Council LGBT Heritage Award
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Award
Woodrow Wilson Foundation Faculty Career Enhancement Award
Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
American Sociological Association
Sociologists for Women in Society
Association of Black Sociologists
Society for the Study of Social Problems
Council on Contemporary Families
Work-Family Research Network
Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood among Black Women. University of California Press.
LGBT Sexuality and Families at the Start of the 21st Century. Annual Review of Sociology 39: 491-507 (with Michael Stambolis-Ruhstorfer)
Gendered Power Relations among Women: A Study of Household Decision-Making in Lesbian Stepfamilies. American Sociological Review, 73, 2: 335-356.
Race and Ethnicity in the Lives of Sexual Minority Parents and their Children. In LGBT-Parent Families: Possibilities for New Research and Implications for Practice. A. Goldberg and K. Allen (Eds.), pp. 133-148. NY: Springer (with Amy Brainer)
Intersectionality and the Study of Black, Sexual Minority Women. Gender & Society 26, 1: 33-39
Articulating a Politics of (Multiple) Identities: Sexuality and Inclusion in Black Community Life. DuBois Review: Social Science Research on Race 7, 2: 1-20.
Lipstick or Timberlands? Meanings of Gender Presentation in Black Lesbian Communities. SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 32, 1: 113-139
Socially Isolated? How Parents and Neighborhood Adults Influence Youth Behavior in Disadvantaged Communities. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 26, 6: 988-1005
Sexual Intercourse and Pregnancy among African-American Girls in High-Poverty Neighborhoods: The Role of Family and Perceived Community Environment.” Journal of Marriage and Family 63: 1146-1157 (with P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale)
Intraracial Diversity and Relations among African Americans: A Case Study of Feelings of Closeness among Black Students at a Predominantly White University.” American Journal of Sociology 106, 1: 1-39 (with Sandra Smith)