Christopher Carrington

Associate Professor
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(415) 338-7504

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HSS 369
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Professor Carrington is available via iLearn chat, Study Room and email.
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Monday: 9:00-10:30
Friday: 9:00-10:30


Christopher Carrington is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Sexuality Studies. Dr. Carrington’s publications include: No Place Like Home: Relationships and Family Life among Lesbians and Gay Men (University of Chicago Press). Dr. Carrington's research focuses on lesbian and gay family life and relationships, work & family conflicts, family policy for gay and lesbian people, domesticity in same-sex families, and the social and psychological aspects of creating durable and resilient relationships for sexual minorities. I am currently beginning a new research project in 2013 focused on the sociology of holiday celebrations among L.G.B.T. people who live in San Francisco.. He teaches Variations in Human Sexuality (SXS400), Families and Society (SOC464), and Biological and Psychological Foundations of Human Sexuality (SXS801).

Research Interests:

  • Lesbian and gay relationships and family life
  • Gay male sexuality
  • Gay male friendship
  • Work and family issues for sexual minorities
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Sociobiology
  • Sexual variations. 


  • Sociology
  • Sexuality Studies