William Anthony Gamson (born January 27, 1934) is a professor of Sociology at Boston College, where he is also the co-director of the Media Research and Action Project (MRAP).
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 (1984), Talking Politics (2002), 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.