Prof. Mark Regnerus

Prof. Mark Regnerus

Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture

Mark Regnerus is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and a senior fellow at the Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture. His research is in the areas of sexual behavior, family, marriage, and religion.Mark is the author of over 40 published articles and book chapters, and his latest book is entitled Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think about Marrying (Oxford, 2011), which describes the norms, behaviors, and mating market realities facing young adults. Most recently, he was the author of a 2012 study appearing in Social Science Research on the comparatively optimal outcomes of young adults from stably-married families.