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Tim Biblarz

Faculty in Residence
South Residential College

Associate Professor and Chair


Phone: 213.740.3533

M.A., PhD, University of Washington

Bio + Fun Facts:
Tim Biblarz is Associate Professor of Sociology & Gender Studies, and Chair of the Dornsife Department of Sociology. He has served as director of graduate studies, department chair, and president of Dornsife’s Faculty Council. Tim’s teaching and research explores causes and consequences of social inequalities in the United States over time, with an emphasis on the diversification of family life and intergenerational relationships. Dr. Biblarz’s articles have focused on how new family forms have influenced children’s experiences of upward mobility, how changing gender role attitudes have affected intimate relationships, and how the sexual orientations of parents have mattered (or not) for children’s wellbeing. His work has been embraced not just in academic articles and books, but also in law reviews, policy initiatives, federal and state court cases, and more than 100 media outlets. Dr. Biblarz has published in the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, and other journals, and is co-author of How Families Still Matter (Cambridge University Press). Tim has received honors for his teaching and research, including USC’s General Education Teaching Award, and two Best Article awards from the American Sociological Association.