Alumni Authors

Greggor Mattson
As a celebration of our alumni, each month we will highlight a new book written by one of

Our June 2024 book is "Who Needs Gay Bars? Bar-Hopping through America's Endangered LGBTQ+ Places"
by Greggor Mattson (Hertford College, 1997).

Greggor Mattson is an author and Professor of Sociology at Oberlin College & Conservatory where he teaches courses on sexuality, nightlife, and cities. He is the author of The Cultural Politics of European Prostitution Reform: Governing Loose Women (2016). His work has appeared in the Annual Review of Sociology, as well as in Slate, Literary Hub, Business Insider, and The Daily Beast.

You can purchase "Who Need Gay Bars? Bar-Hopping through America's Endangered LGBTQ+ Places" here.


Are you an alumni author?

If you have written a book which was published within the last three years, or is due to be released soon, please email us the following information.

Your full name
A high-quality headshot
A short bio
Alumni number (or college/year of matriculation)
Title of book
Date of publication
Link to purchase the book online

We thank you for sharing your books with us, and will let you know if you are selected for a feature in the coming months.

Please visit our archive page to look back at previous Alumni Authors


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