• About:

      Mignon R. Moore, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Sociology at Barnard College. Her research interests are in the fields of sexuality, race, aging, family, gender, and qualitative methods. Her 2011 book, Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood among Black, examines the intersections of race and class with sexual orientation for family-building and lesbian identity among African-American Women. She has also published research on the negotiation of religious life for lesbians and gay men of faith. Professor Moore is past co-director of the Resource Centers on Minority Aging Research at the UCLA School of Medicine. Her current research is supported by an NIA/NIH Diversity Supplement to examine health and social support for sexual minority elders and determine the ways community institutions can be of service to this population. She is also preparing a book-length manuscript on the social histories of Black LGBT seniors.