Mignon R. Moore

Mignon R. Moore

Associate Professor
Barnard Sociology
Milbank 332B
Office Hours: 
Wednesdays 2-4pm
Areas of Interest: 
LGBT populations, family, race, sexuality, gender, qualitative methods, aging, adolescence

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1998

Biographical Note: 

Professor Moore has research and teaching interests in the sociology of family, race, gender, sexuality, qualitative methods, aging, and adolescence. Her first book, Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood among Black Women (2011 California Press) examined the intersection of race with sexual orientation for family-building and lesbian identity among African-American women. Her current research includes a new book project on the social histories of LGBT seniors in New York and Los Angeles, the negotiation of religious and community life for lesbians and gay men of faith, and the promotion of healthy aging for racial and ethnic minority elders.



Moore, Mignon R. 2011. Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood among Black Women. University of California Press.


Selected Publications

Moore, Mignon R. 2017. "Women of Color in the Academy: Navigating Multiple Intersections and Multiple Hierarchies." Social Problems 61, 2: 200-205

Moore, Mignon R. 2017. "Challenges, Triumphs and Praxis: Collecting Qualitative Data on Less Visible and Marginalized Populations." Other, Please Specify: Queer Methods in Sociology. D. Compton, T. Meadow & K. Shilt, eds. University of California Press.

Moore, Mignon R. 2015. “LGBT Populations in Studies of Urban Neighborhoods: Making the Invisible Visible.” City & Community 14, 3: 245-248.

Moore, Mignon R. 2016. “Division of Labor and Money Management in LGBQ Stepfamilies” in Abbie Goldberg (ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Moore, Mignon R. and Michael Stambolis-Ruhstorfer. 2013. “LGBT Sexuality and Families at the Start of the 21st Century.” Annual Review of Sociology 39: 491-507.

Moore, Mignon R.  2012. “Intersectionality and the Study of Black, Sexual Minority Women.” Gender & Society 26, 1: 33-39.

Moore, Mignon R. 2010. “Articulating a Politics of (Multiple) Identities: Sexuality and Inclusion in Black Community Life.” DuBois Review: Social Science Research on Race7, 2: 1-20.

Moore, Mignon R. 2008. “Gendered Power Relations among Women: A Study of Household Decision-Making in Lesbian Stepfamilies.”American Sociological Review, 73, 2: 335-356.

Moore, Mignon R. 2006. “Lipstick or Timberlands?  Meanings of Gender Presentation in Black Lesbian Communities.”  SIGNS:  Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 32, 1: 113-139.