Amin Ghaziani

Amin Ghaziani is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. He has a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and M.S. and Ph.D. in Sociology and Organizational Behavior from Northwestern University.

Professor Ghaziani’s research deals with the LGBT community and how they form social organizations and create so-called “gayborhoods.” More generally, he has examined the difficulties of measuring culture and the problems with attempting to do so.

Representative Publications

Ghaziani, Amin. “‘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 (2015): 756-771

Ghaziani, Amin. “An “Amorphous Mist”? The Problem of Measurement in the Study of Culture.” Theory and Society 38.6 (2009): 581-612

Ghaziani, Amin. “The Queer Metropolis.” Handbook of the Sociology of Sexualities. Springer International Publishing, 2015. 305-330

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