William A. Gamson

Educator, Author

1934 –

78

Who is William A. Gamson?

William Anthony Gamson is a professor of Sociology at Boston College, where he is also the co-director of the Media Research and Action Project.

Gamson is the author of numerous books and articles on political discourse, the mass-media and social movements from as early as the 1960s. His works include The Strategy of Social Protest, WHAT'S NEWS, and Talking Politics, as well as numerous editions of SimSoc.

Gamson was the 85th president of the American Sociological Association in 1994. He is also a 1978 recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Gamson won the AAAS Prize for Behavioral Science Research in 1962.

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Born
Jan 27, 1934
Also known as
  • William Gamson
  • William Anthony Gamson
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • PhD, University of Michigan
    Social psychology
    ( - 1959)
Lived in
  • Chilmark

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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