Professor of Family & Consumer Studies and Adjunct Professor of Sociology, University of Utah
Topics of Expertise:
Cohabitation, Committed Relationships & Marriage / Couples Conflict, Separation & Divorce / Economic Inequality / History & Trends on Gender, Marriage & Family Life / Marriage & Divorce / Public Policy
He received his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley and his Ph.D. at UCLA, both in sociology. His books include Understanding the Divorce Cycle: The Children of Divorce in Their Own Marriages, Do Babies Matter? Gender and Family in the Ivory Tower (with Mary Ann Mason and Marc Goulden), Fragile Families and the Marriage Agenda (edited, with Lori Kowaleski-Jones), and, most recently, Soul Mates: Religion, Sex, Children, and Marriage among African Americans and Latinos (with W. Bradford Wilcox; Oxford University Press, 2016). Wolfinger is also the author of about 40 scholarly articles or chapters, as well as short pieces in The Atlantic, National Review, Huffington Post, and elsewhere.
He is currently working, with Matthew McKeever, on a new book on the changing economics of single motherhood to be published by Oxford University Press.
Nick splits his time between Northern California and Salt Lake City, Utah.