Joshua Gamson

Joshua Gamson (born November 16, 1962) is an American scholar and author. A graduate of Swarthmore College and the University of California, Berkeley, he served on the faculty of Yale University 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''. He is the son of sociologists William and Zelda F. Gamson.

Gamson received the 2006 Stonewall Book Award for nonfiction for ''The Fabulous Sylvester'', his biography of disco singer and activist Sylvester, which was also shortlisted for the 2005 Lambda Literary Awards. In a mostly positive review for ''The Village Voice'', Robert Christgau lamented the gaps in Gamson's knowledge of music history, but praised his "details and insights" into Sylvester's life. ''Kirkus Reviews'' called the book "worshipful, occasionally overenthusiastic, yet engaging and sometimes surprisingly insightful."

He was a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow and received a Placek Award from the American Psychological Association in 1995. Provided by Wikipedia
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