Professor Amin  Ghaziani

Professor Amin Ghaziani

Visiting Professor

Department of Sociology

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Key Expertise
sexualities, urban sociology, culture

About me

Amin Ghaziani is Professor of Sociology and Canada Research Chair in Urban Sexualities at UBC. He is also the new incoming editor of Contexts, the public-facing magazine of the American Sociological Association. Prof. Ghaziani is author or editor of 5 books: Imagining Queer Methods (NYU), Sex Cultures (Polity), There Goes the Gayborhood? (Princeton), The Dividends of Dissent (Chicago), and A Decade of HAART (Oxford). His articles have appeared in the American Sociological ReviewAnnual Review of SociologyCity & CommunitySocial ProblemsTheory & Society, and Urban Studies. He has received fellowships from the Princeton Society of Fellows and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, along with awards from the culture, social movements, and the community/urban sections of the American Sociological Association. He is an active public intellectual who has contributed to conversations in the New Yorker, American Prospect, and Time magazines, as well the Guardian; USA Today; Los Angeles Times; and the New York Times. While he is visiting at LSE Sociology, Prof. Ghaziani will be writing his next book, tentatively titled Reinventing Queer Nightlife. In it, he examines racialized organizational innovations that are occurring in the field of nightlife in London.



Ghaziani, Amin. 2021. “People, Protest, and Place: Advancing Research on the Emplacement of LGBTQ+ Urban Activisms.” Urban Studies 58(7): 1529-40.

Ghaziani, Amin. 2019. “Culture and the Nighttime Economy: A Conversation with London’s Night Czar and Culture-at-Risk Officer.” Metropolitics 12 November.

Stillwagon, Ryan and Amin Ghaziani. 2019. “Queer Pop-Ups: A Cultural Innovation in Urban Life.” City & Community 18(3): 874-95.

Ghaziani, Amin and Matt Brim (Eds). 2019. Imagining Queer Methods. New York: NYU Press.

Ghaziani, Amin. 2019. “Cultural Archipelagos: New Directions in the Study of Sexuality and Space.” City & Community 18(1): 4-22.

Brodyn, Adriana and Amin Ghaziani. 2018. “Performative Progressiveness: Accounting for New Forms of Inequality in the Gayborhood.” City & Community 17(2): 307-29.

Ghaziani, Amin. 2017. Sex Cultures. Boston: Polity Press.

Ghaziani, Amin; Verta Taylor; and Amy Stone. 2016. “Cycles of Sameness and Difference in LGBT Social Movements.” Annual Review of Sociology 42:165-83.

Ghaziani, Amin. 2015. “‘Gay Enclaves Face Prospect of Being Passé’: How Assimilation Affects the Spatial Expressions of Sexuality in the United States.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 39(4): 756-771.

Ghaziani, Amin. 2014. “Measuring Urban Sexual Cultures.” Theory & Society 43(3-4): 371-93.

Mohr, John and Amin Ghaziani. 2014. “Problems and Prospects of Measurement in the Study of Culture.” Theory & Society 43(3-4): 225-46.

Ghaziani, Amin and Delia Baldassarri. 2011. “Cultural Anchors and the Organization of Differences: A Multi-method Analysis of LGBT Marches on Washington.” American Sociological Review 76(2): 179-206.

Ghaziani, Amin. 2011. “Post-Gay Collective Identity Construction.” Social Problems 58(1): 99-125.

Ghaziani, Amin. 2009. “An ‘Amorphous Mist’? The Problem of Measurement in the Study of Culture.” Theory & 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.

Expertise Details

sexualities; urban sociology; culture