Jamie Budnick

Assistant Professor


I am a sociologist specializing in gender, sexuality, and feminist science studies. 

Before coming to Cornell, I was an NICHD Postdoctoral Fellow in the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. I earned my PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan in 2020, with Graduate Certificates in Science, Technology, and Society (STS), and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Studies.

I study the social construction of sexuality knowledge—in particular, the knowledge produced through demography and population measurement. I am currently writing a book about the social lives of sexuality statistics, The New Gay Science: How Demography Shaped Sexuality Knowledge and LGBTQ Politics. My work has also focused on reproductive health, intimate partner violence, social survey measures, and sexual identity. This peer-reviewed research has been published in the American Sociological Review, Contexts, Demography, Gender & Society, and Sexualities.

Recent Courses

Soc 4120 - Health and Social Context

Soc 6130 - Logics and Methods of Sociology 

SOC Courses - Spring 2024

SOC Courses - Fall 2024