Dr. Amin Ghaziani is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern in 2006. Before joining the faculty at UBC, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Princeton Society of Fellows. Dr.Ghaziani is a sociologist of sexualities with additional interests in culture, social movements, and cities. His publications consider how the militant LGBT movement began (Gay and Lesbian Review 2012, lead article); whether the culture concept is coherent and if political dissent is divisive (American Sociological Review 2011, award-winning lead article); how historically changing meanings of sexuality affect collective identity in today’s “post-gay” era (Social Problems 2011); the reinvention of heterosexuality (Gay and Lesbian Review 2010); the in-migration of straights into gay neighborhoods (Princeton University Press book, 2014); the problem of measurement in the study of culture (Theory and Society 2009); and the effects of infighting in LGBT political organizing (award-winning University of Chicago Press book 2008). Ghaziani has won several awards for his research, including a 2009 Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Best Book in LGBT Studies (The Dividends of Dissent); a 2009 Charles Tilly Honorable Mention Award for Best Book from the Collective Behavior/Social Movements section of the American Sociological Association (The Dividends of Dissent); a 2010 Sage Prize for Innovation and Excellence Finalist from the British Sociological Association (The Constraints of Culture); a 2012 Clifford Geertz Honorable Mention Award for Best Article from the Sociology of Culture section (Cultural Anchors and the Organization of Differences); and a 2012 Best Article Award from the Collective Behavior/Social Movements section (Cultural Anchors and the Organization of Differences). He also offered a keynote address at the first national sexualities mini-conference preceding the 2012 Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association.
Sexuality and the Cultural Imagination. Book manuscript in progress for Polity Press.
Ghaziani, Amin. 2014. There Goes the Gayborhood? Princeton: Princeton University Press (Princeton
Studies in Cultural Sociology).
Ghaziani, Amin. 2014. “Measuring Urban Sexual Cultures in a Post-Gay Era.” Theory and Society
Ghaziani, Amin. 2011. “Post-Gay Collective Identity Construction.” Social Problems 58(1): 99-125.
Ghaziani, Amin. 2010. “There Goes the Gayborhood?” Contexts 9(3): 64-66.
Ghaziani, Amin. 2009. “An ‘Amorphous Mist’? The Problem of Measurement in the Study of Culture.”
Theory and Society 38(6): 581-612.
Ghaziani, Amin. 2008. The Dividends of Dissent: How Conflict and Culture Work in Lesbian and Gay
Marches on Washington. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Zuniga, José M., Alan Whiteside, Amin Ghaziani, and John G. Bartlett (Eds.) (2008). A Decade of HAART: The Development and Global Impact of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy. New York: Oxford