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Joshua Gamson

Joshua Gamson is an American scholar and author. A graduate of Swarthmore College and the University of California, Berkeley,[1] he served on the faculty of Yale University[2] before becoming a professor of sociology at the University of San Francisco. His work has appeared in The Nation, The American Prospect, Newsday, Gender & Society, the Journal of the History of Sexuality, and Sociological Inquiry.[1] He is the son of sociologists William and Zelda Gamson.[3]

Gamson received the 2006 Stonewall Book Award for nonfiction for The Fabulous Sylvester,[4] his biography of disco singer and activist Sylvester, which was also shortlisted for the 2005 Lambda Literary Awards.[5] He was a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow[6] and received a Placek Award from the American Psychological Association in 1995.[7]


  • Claims to Fame: Celebrity in Contemporary America (1994)
  • Freaks Talk Back: Tabloid Talk Shows and Sexual Nonconformity (1998)
  • The Fabulous Sylvester: The Legend, The Music, The Seventies in San Francisco (2005)
  • Modern Families: Stories of Extraordinary Journeys to Kinship (2015)


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External links

  • Profile at the Guggenheim Foundation
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