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BYU Forum, W. Bradford Wilcox

Tuesday, November 28
11:00 AM
West Campus Auditorium (WCCB 1040)

Brad Wilcox is a professor of sociology and the director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, a senior fellow at the Institute for Family Studies and a nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Wilcox earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, where he was a Jefferson Scholar, and his Ph.D. in sociology at Princeton University. Prior to coming to U.Va., he held research fellowships at Princeton University and Yale University.

Wilcox's research focuses on the quality and stability of marriage and family life in the United States and around the globe. Dr. Wilcox is the author and co-editor of five books, including “Get Married: Why Americans Must Defy the Elites, Forge Strong Families, and Save Civilization” and “Gender and Parenthood: Biological and Social Scientific Perspectives.”

He has published articles on marriage, cohabitation, parenting and fatherhood in The American Sociological Review, The Journal of Marriage and Family and The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. His research is featured regularly in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, NPR, National Review, Deseret News and other media outlets.