Amanda K. Baumle

Amanda K. Baumle is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Houston. She received her J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. Her research and teaching are focused in the areas of demography and the sociology of law, with a focus on issues involving gender and sexual orientation. She employs both quantitative and qualitative methodologies in her research. Dr. Baumle’s current work includes a book project (coauthored with D’Lane R. Compton) which examines the legal consciousness of same-sex parents, including the manner in which the law affects the decision to become a parent, the method of becoming a parent, and everyday parenting decisions for same-sex parents.