Abbie Elizabeth Goldberg Clark University, USAAbbie Goldberg, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Clark University. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A central theme of her research is the decentering of any “normal” or “typical” family, sexuality, or gender, to allow room for diverse families, sexualities, and genders.
For 15 years, Dr. Goldberg has been conducting a longitudinal study of adoptive families headed by female, male, and heterosexual couples. Dr. Goldberg also conducts research on the higher educational experiences of trans and gender-nonconforming individuals. She recently completed a longitudinal study of postpartum well-being in women with diverse sexual histories. She is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles and two books: Gay Dads (NYU Press, 2012) and Lesbian- and Gay-Parent Families (APA, 2010). Her forthcoming book is Open Adoption in Diverse Families (Oxford, 2020). She is the co-editor (with Katherine Allen) of LGBT-Parent Families: Innovations in Research and Implications for Practice (Springer, 2013), with a 2nd edition currently underway, and the editor of the SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies (SAGE, 2016). She is also the co-editor (with Adam Romero) of LGBTQ Divorce and Relationship Dissolution (Oxford, 2019). Her books have received numerous awards. She has received research funding from the American Psychological Association, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Williams Institute, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, the National Institutes of Health, and the Spencer Foundation.