Amin Ghaziani is Professor of Sociology and Canada Research Chair in Urban Sexualities at UBC. At NIAS, Prof. Ghaziani is completing a book manuscript on the indomitable spirit of queer nightlife, despite the many forces of annihilations which threaten it. The book focuses on constructions of belonging, particularly for racialized, intersectional, and historically othered groups, as they are occurring in the field of nightlife in London.
Ghaziani is the incoming editor of Contexts, the public-facing magazine of the American Sociological Association and author/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 Review, Annual Review of Sociology, City & Community, Social Problems, Theory & Society, and Urban Studies. He has received fellowships from the London School of Economics (LSE) and the Princeton Society of Fellows, 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.
The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW) is one of the oldest Advanced Study Institutes in Europe committed to promoting interdisciplinary and curiosity-driven research for established and early career scholars. It is an intellectual haven where scholars, artists, writers and journalists come together in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment.