I am the author or editor of six books, many of which have won awards.
LONG LIVE QUEER NIGHTLIFE: how the closing of gay bars sparked a revolution
Princeton University Press, 2024
It’s closing time for an alarming number of gay bars in cities around the globe—but it’s definitely not the last dance.
In this exhilarating journey into underground parties, pulsating with life and limitless possibility, acclaimed author Amin Ghaziani unveils the unexpected revolution revitalizing urban nightlife.
Far from the gay bar with its largely white, gay male clientele, here is a dazzling scene of secret parties—club nights—wherein culture creatives, many of whom are queer, trans, and racial minorities, reclaim the night in the name of those too long left out. Episodic, nomadic, and radically inclusive, club nights are refashioning queer nightlife in boundlessly imaginative and powerfully defiant ways.
Drawing on Ghaziani’s immersive encounters at underground parties in London and more than one hundred riveting interviews with everyone from bar owners to party producers, revelers to rabble-rousers, Long Live Queer Nightlife showcases a spectacular, if seldom-seen, vision of a queer world shimmering with self-empowerment, inventiveness, and joy.
IMAGINING QUEER METHODS
New York University Press, 2019
Reimagines the field of queer studies by asking “How do we do queer theory?”
Imagining Queer Methods showcases the methodological renaissance unfolding in queer scholarship. This volume brings together emerging and esteemed researchers from all corners of the academy who are defining new directions for the field.
Polity Press (Cultural Sociology Series), 2017
Why is it so hard to talk about sex and sexuality?
In this crisp and compelling book, Amin Ghaziani provides a pithy introduction to the field of sexuality studies through a distinctively cultural lens. Rather than focusing on sex acts, which make us feel flustered and blind us to a bigger picture, Ghaziani crafts a conversation about sex cultures that zooms in on the diverse contexts that give meaning to our sexual pursuits and practices.
THERE GOES THE GAYBORHOOD?
Princeton University Press (Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology Series), 2014
As our society increasingly accepts gays and lesbians into the mainstream, are “gayborhoods” destined to disappear?
Gay neighborhoods, like the legendary Castro District in San Francisco and New York’s Greenwich Village, have long provided sexual minorities with safe havens in an often unsafe world. Exploring the intimate relationship between sexuality and the city, this cutting-edge book reveals how gayborhoods, like the cities that surround them, are organic and continually evolving places.
THE DIVIDENDS OF DISSENT: How Conflict and Culture Work in Lesbian and Gay Marches on Washington
University of Chicago Press, 2008
Marching on Washington is a hallowed tradition of American political protest.
Drawing on extensive archival research, historical data, original photographs, interviews with key activists, and more than one thousand news articles, The Dividends of Dissent offers a thorough analysis–descriptive, historical, political, cultural, and sociological–of these four major marches between 1979 and 2000.
A DECADE OF HAART: The Development and Global Impact of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy
Oxford University Press, 2008
Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is a therapeutic intervention developed by clinicians and researchers in order to fight the HIV pandemic.
This book reviews the achievements of HAART over the past decade, and explores the challenges that may arise in the future. It explores the evolution of the disease, the evolution of HIV treatment, and the economic, social, and public policy impacts of both HIV and the introduction of HAART.
Edited by José M Zuniga, Alan Whiteside, Amin Ghaziani, and John G Bartlett