Mark Regnerus is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and a faculty associate at the University’s Population Research Center.
His research is in the areas of sexual behavior, family, and religion. He is the author of Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think about Marrying and Forbidden Fruit: Sex & Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers, which tells the story of how religion does — and does not — shape teenagers’ sexual decision-making. He has also published more than 30 articles and book chapters.
His research and opinion pieces have been featured in numerous media outlets in the U.S. and abroad. He recently came under fire for his study on the suboptimal outcomes of young adults whose mother or father had a same-sex relationship.
Regnerus holds degrees from Trinity Christian College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.