Dr. Ghaziani was promoted to Associate Professor in July 2014. He has devoted his career to the interdisciplinary study of sexuality. His articles and books consider topics that range from measurement to mobilization and the metropolis. Despite this diversity, however, there are common questions that motivate his thinking: How can we characterize the social organization of sexuality? And how do these relational arrangements change over time, across political contexts and in different urban settings?
To find answers, he enters theoretical conversations in the subfields of culture, social movements, and urbanism from within his home discipline of sociology. He then links those disciplinary-specific ideas with insights from anthropology (e.g., Gayle Rubin on sexual inequality), biology (e.g., Simon LeVay on whether homosexuality born or bred), gender studies (e.g., Judith Butler on performativity), and urban studies (e.g., European scholar Gil Valentine on geography and sexual identity), among other fields.