Apoorva Ghosh

GhoshApoorva Ghosh is currently a lecturer in sociology at the University of California Merced. His research is located at the intersection of sociology of sexualities, social movements, globalization, family, and organizations. His sole-authored papers in these areas come from Gender, Work & Organization, Handbook of Research in Workforce Diversity: Technologies & Concepts, Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, Management and Labour Studies, Sexualities, Socio-Economic Review, Sociology Compass, South Asian Journal of Management, and the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sexuality Studies. 

The purpose of his research is to understand the factors shaping LGBTQ identities and political action with an intersectional and transnational focus. Specifically, he has studied gay men’s experience of parental acceptance in the United States and India; the conditions for American LGBTQ activists’ success in winning social movement outcomes in business corporations; the construction of transnational sexuality by Indian gay men and lesbians using competing sexual schemas; and Indian LGBTQ activists’ simultaneous use of strategies of assimilation and difference to pursue their goals.

Ghosh has held fellowships from the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands (METEOR Visiting Doctoral Student 2010), the U.S. Department of State (Fulbright 2012-13), XLRI- Xavier School of Management, India (Fellow Program in Management 2009-13), and the University of California, Irvine (Social Science Merit Fellowship 2015-21, The James Harvey Scholar Award 2020).

As a teacher of sociology, Ghosh teaches courses on gender, sexualities, social movements, and social problems to undergraduate students. He has a BE in Mechanical Engineering, an MS in Quality Management, and a PhD in Sociology. He can be contacted at apoorva.ghosh@gmail.com.