|Home|| Brad Wilcox is Director of the National Marriage Project and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia, and a member of the James Madison Society at Princeton University.
He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. at Princeton University. Prior to coming to the University of Virginia, he held research fellowships at Princeton University, Yale University and the Brookings Institution.
Wilcox's research focuses on marriage, parenthood and cohabitation, and on the ways that religion, gender, and children influence the quality and stability of American family life. He has published articles on marriage, cohabitation, parenting, and fatherhood in The American Sociological Review, Social Forces, The Journal of Marriage and Family and The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. His first book, Soft Patriarchs, New Men: How Christianity Shapes Fathers and Husbands, (Chicago, 2004) examines the ways in which the religious beliefs and practices of American Protestant men influence their approach to parenting, household labor, and marriage. Wilcox is currently writing a book with Nicholas Wolfinger entitled, Soul Mates: Religion, Sex, Children & Marriage among African Americans and Latinos (Oxford Press 2013). Wilcox is also editing a book with Eric Kaufmann on the causes and consequences of low fertility in the West.
Brad Wilcox has received the following two awards from the American Sociological Association Religion Section for his research: the Best Graduate Paper Award and the Best Article Award (with Brian Steensland et al.). His research has also been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, NBC's Today Show, CBS News, and numerous NPR stations.
Brad Wilcox teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in statistics, family, and religion.
For more information on his academic research, please visit the Director's page on the National Marriage Project's website. To view a sample of the media coverage that Brad Wilcox and the National Marriage Project have received, visit the National Marriage Project's media page.