Public lecture: 'Understanding Elites' - Shamus Khan
|Starts:||15:00 25 Nov 2014|
|Ends:||17:00 25 Nov 2014|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Prof Shamus Khan|
Since the financial crises of the late 2000s, and the uneven recovery since, elites have increasingly been the focus of political and scholarly attention. This lecture draws upon the work of a range of scholars to both give a portrait of the contemporary elite, and, outline the ways in which contemporary scholarship makes sense of them.
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Prof Shamus Khan
Role: Associate Professor
Organisation: Columbia University
Biography: Shamus Khan is Associate Professor in the sociology department at Columbia University. His work is primarily within the areas of cultural sociology and stratification, with a strong focus on elites. He is the author of Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School; The Practice of Research (with Dana Fisher), and he is completing Exceptional: The Astors, Elite New York, and the Story of American Inequality (Princeton, forthcoming). In addition to his primary focus, he also writes in the areas of gender theory, deliberative politics, and research methodology. He recently served as an opinion columnist for Time Magazine and continues to write about sociology in the popular press.
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