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Justin Garcia

Assistant Professor of Gender Studies

Justin R. Garcia is currently Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and Assistant Research Scientist at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is also affiliate faculty in Human Biology, Cognitive Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health. He received his M.S. in biomedical anthropology and Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from Binghamton University.  He is one of the lead investigators for ‘Singles in America’, a multi-year comprehensive national study of the behaviors and attitudes of U.S. singles sponsored by the online dating site Match.com

His research focuses on the evolutionary and biocultural foundations of human behavior, particularly romantic love, intimacy, and sexual behavior. He is especially interested in notions of commitment and attachment in romantic and sexual relationships. He has also written and lectured on the application of evolutionary theory in interdisciplinary studies.

Dr. Garcia is co-editor of Evolution’s Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women (Oxford University Press, 2013), and co-author of Evolution and Human Sexual Behavior (Harvard University Press, 2013). His is he is a frequent contributor to national and international news and media, and his research has been featured in several documentaries.

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