News Expert Profile

Justin Garcia

The Kinsey Institute and Department of Gender Studies IU Bloomington

(812) 856-1504
1165 E. Third St.
The Kinsey Institute, Morrison Hall 313
Bloomington, IN

Areas of Expertise

Evolutionary behavioral sciences, gender, intimate relationships, romantic love, social and sexual monogamy, sexual behavior, sexual and reproductive health, social/sexual monogamy, sexual and gender diversity.

Expert Bio

Justin R. Garcia is the Ruth Halls Associate Professor of Gender Studies and associate director for research and education at The Kinsey Institute. Garcia holds an M.S. in biomedical anthropology and Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from Binghamton University. His research interests focus on the evolutionary and biocultural foundations of romantic and sexual relationships across the life course. Garcia and colleagues have conducted research on a variety of topics related to love and sex, including sexual behaviors, monogamy, intimacy, courtship, dating, desire, satisfaction and reproductive strategies. Since 2010 he has been scientific advisor to the online dating company

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Additional Information

Garcia is co-author of "Evolution and Human Sexual Behavior" (Harvard University Press, 2013) and co-editor of "Evolution’s Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women" (Oxford University Press, 2013).

His full CV is available on the Kinsey Institute website:

Garcia has appeared in a wide variety of news outlets and documentaries, including CNN, "The Dr. Oz Show," MSNBC and National Geographic, and his research and expertise have been featured in venues such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Cosmopolitan and Vanity Fair.