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W. Bradford Wilcox

Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project


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W. Bradford Wilcox is professor of sociology and the director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, as well as a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a senior fellow at the Institute for Family Studies. His research focuses on issues of marriage, parenthood, and cohabitation. His publications include Soul Mates: Religion, Sex, Children & Marriage among African Americans and Latinos (2016, with Nicholas Wolfinger), Gender and Parenthood: Biological and Social Scientific Perspectives (2013, with Kathleen Kovner Kline), Whither the Child?: Causes and Consequences of Low Fertility (2013, with Eric Kaufmann), and Soft Patriarchs, New Men: How Christianity Shapes Fathers and Husbands (2004). Wilcox has also published articles in the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Journal of Marriage and Family, and the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. He was an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project from 2014 to 2016. Wilcox received his Ph.D. and M.A. from Princeton University and his B.A. from the University of Virginia.