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2014 Associate Professor (with tenure), Columbia University, Department of Sociology
2013 Associate Professor (without tenure), Columbia University, Department of Sociology
2008 Assistant Professor, Columbia University, Department of Sociology
2007 Lecturer, Columbia University, Department of Sociology
2008 PhD, Sociology. University of Wisconsin-Madison
2006 M.S., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2000 B.A., Sociology, Haverford College
2012 Russell Sage Foundation Working Group on “The Political Influence of Economic Elites,” $200,000
2012 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, “Subscribers to the New York Philharmonic, 1842-Present,” $175,000
2010 Alliance Française, ISERP, & Leitner Fund for Faculty Research, ” Elites & Inequality: Global Research Network,” $50,000
2010 Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Canada, “Deliberation & Ethnicity,” $31,000
2014 Directeur d’études invité, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris
2011 Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars, New York Public Library
2010 Chamberlain Fellowship, Columbia University
2010 Inaugural Scholar-in-Residence, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University
2005 Marie-Christine Kohler Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2013 Shamus Khan and Dana Fisher, The Practice of Research, Oxford University Press.
2011 Shamus Khan, Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School, Princeton University Press.
In contract Shamus Khan, Exceptional: The Astors, Elite New York and the Story of American Inequality, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, (spring 2015).
In contract Colin Jerolmack and Shamus Khan, Approaches to Ethnography: Modes of Representation and Analysis in Participant Observation, Oxford University Press.
Forthcoming Shamus Khan, “The Counter-Cyclical Character of the Elite,” Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 38
Forthcoming Shamus Khan, “Beyond Action,” Ethnography
Forthcoming Colin Jerolmack and Shamus Khan, “Talk is Cheap: Ethnography and the Attitudinal Fallacy,” Sociological Methods and Research
Forthcoming Colin Jerolmack and Shamus Khan, “Toward an Understanding of the Relationship Between Accounts and Action” Sociological Methods and Research
Forthcoming Jennifer Elrick, Erik Schneiderhan, Shamus Khan, “Talking Like a Generation: The ‘Documentary’ Meaning of Ethnicity for Aging Minority Britons,” Sociology.
2013 Shamus Khan and Colin Jerolmack, “Saying Meritocracy and Doing Privilege,” The Sociological Quarterly, 54:8-18
2012 Shamus Khan, “The Sociology of Elites,” Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 38: 361-377
2012 Shamus Khan, “Elite Identities,” Identities. Volume 19(4): 477-484
2008 Erik Schneiderhan and Shamus Khan, “Reasons and Inclusion: The Foundation of Deliberation,” Sociological Theory 26:1–24.
Forthcoming Shamus Khan, Tey Meadow, and CJ Pascoe, “Women are theorists too: Another 10 Major Theoretical Contributions since 2000,” Contemporary Sociology
Forthcoming Shamus Khan, “’Humans Cannot Communicate’: Unraveling the Mental Knots of Niklas Luhmann,” Contemporary Sociology
2013 Shamus Khan, “Democracy in France,” Public Books
BOOK CHAPTERS & INTERVIEWS
Forthcoming Shamus Khan, “The Ease of Mobility” in Elite Mobilities, ed. Javier Caletrio Garcera and Thomas Birtchnell. New York: Routledge.
2012 Shamus Khan, “Herbert J. Gans: An interview” Identities. Vol. 19(2): 135-148.
2011 Shamus Khan, “Why I like Contemporary Music and Social Theory”, pp. 109-137 in, The Strange Music of Social Life: A Dialogue on Dialogic Sociology, ed. Michael Bell and Ann Goetting, Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
2011 Kathryn Flynn, Shamus Khan, Amy Klassen, and Erik Schneiderhan, “Deliberation and Medical Decision-Making” pp. 177-199 in Cultural Factors in Decision Making and Action, ed. Gavriel Salvendy, Taylor and Francis.
2011 Shamus Khan, “Elites,” Oxford Bibliographies Online, ed. Jeff Manza, Oxford University Press.
2010 Shamus Khan, “Getting In: Private Schools Play the College Admissions Game,” pp. 97-112 in Educating Elites, ed. Rubén A. Gaztambide-Fernández and Adam Howard, New York: Rowman and Littlefield
2006 Myra Marx Ferree, Shamus Khan, and Shauna Morimoto, “Assessing the Feminist Revolution: The Presence or Absence of Gender in Theory and Practice,” pp. 438-480 in Sociology in America: The American Sociological Association Centennial History, Craig Calhoun, ed., University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Forthcoming Shamus Khan, Review of The Great Divergence, by Timothy Noah, Contemporary Sociology
Forthcoming Shamus Khan, Review of Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession by Claudio Benzecry, Sociological Forum
2013 Shamus Khan, Review of Lost in Transition: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood by Christian Smith, Kari Christoffersen, Hilary Davidson, & Patricia Snell Herzog, Contemporary Sociology, 42(4): 615-17.
2012 Shamus Khan, Review of Boys and Their Schooling: The Experience of Becoming Someone Else by John Whelen, Contemporary Sociology, 41(3): 377-8.
2010 Shamus Khan, Review of The Sociology of Elite Distinction: From Theoretical to Comparative Perspectives by Jean-Pascal Daloz, for Contemporary Sociology, 40(3): 298-9.
2010 Shamus Khan, Review of Foodies: Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Foodscape by Josee Johnston and Shyon Baumann, for Social Forces, 89(2): 731-2.
2010 Shamus Khan, Review of No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal: Race and Class in Elite College Admission and Campus Life by Thomas Espenshade and Alexandria Walton Radford, Contemporary Sociology 40(5): 580-2.
2014 Shamus Khan, “A Better Way to Pay Workers,” Editorial, The New Yorker, January 21, 2014
2014 Shamus Khan, “Revising US History through WASP-tinted glasses,” Editorial, Al Jazeera America, January 11, 2014
2013 Shamus Khan, “We Are Not All in This Together,” Editorial, New York Times, Sunday Review, Page SR4, December 15, 2013 (also appears in “The Great Divide” blog)
2013 Shamus Khan, “On Chrystia Freeland’s Plutocrats” Public Books
2013 Shamus Khan, “The Promise of More: Why we should support the minimum Wage,” Editorial, Time Magazine, February 21. 2013
2013 Shamus Khan, “Why Paid Sick Days Matter,” Editorial, Time Magazine, January 21, 2013.
2012 Shamus Khan, “The New Elitists,” Editorial, The New York Times, Sunday, July 8, 2012 page SR6.
2012 Shamus Khan, “Why Estate Taxes are Good for the Nation,” Editorial, Time Magazine, December 20, 2012
2012 Shamus Khan, “Working the Holidays: The New Class Divide?,” Editorial, Time Magazine, November 20, 2012
2012 Shamus Khan, “Have we become too obsessed with the rich?,” Editorial, Time Magazine, October 16, 2012
2012 Shamus Khan, “The Rich Haven’t Always Hated Taxes,” Editorial, Time Magazine, September 18. 2012
2011 Jennifer Kondo and Shamus Khan, “The cultural democracy myth,” Contexts, Volume 10, Issue 1: 65-66.
2011 Shamus Khan, “Meritocracy is an engine of inequality,” Editorial, Columbia Spectator, March 3, 2011.
2010 Shamus Khan, “Should more states adopt Texas’ 10-percent rule?” Editorial, Good Magazine, September 2, 2010
2010 Shamus Khan, “Qualifications for Sale,” Editorial, Good Magazine, August 6, 2010
2010 Shamus Khan, “College is only good for helping rich people get richer” Editorial, Good Magazine, December 2, 2010
2010 Shamus Khan, “College Admission: Race-conscious but Need Blind,” Editorial, Good Magazine, June 7, 2010
2010 Shamus Khan and Casey Stockstill, “Localism: Increasing Political Participation at the cost of Equality?,” Runnymede Bulletin, Issue 363, 2010
SELECTED CONFERENCE PANELS & INVITED PRESENTATIONS
2014 “Exceptional: Elite New York and the Story of American Inequality,” University of Chicago, Department of Sociology
2013 “Subscribers to the New York Philharmonic,” Organizational Studies, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
2013 “Qualitative Approaches to Elite Research,” London School of Economics
2013 “Talk is Cheap,” University of Texas at Austin
2013 “Exceptional: Elite New York and the Story of American Inequality,” Harvard University, Department of sociology
2007- “Privilege” – Over 50 Colloquium/Department Talks, including:
University of Wisconsin – Madison, Harvard University GSE, University of California – Berkeley, Princeton University, London School of Economics, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, University of California – Los Angeles, New York University, Teachers College (Columbia University), Yale University, Stern School of Education (NYU), Pennsylvania State University, CUNY Graduate Center, Arizona State University, University of Western Georgia, Manchester University (UK), Brandeis University, University of Washington-Seattle, University of British Columbia, Tel Aviv University (Israel), Ben Gurion University (Israel), Al-Quds University (Palestine), Washington State University-Pullman, University of Oregon, Reed College, Washington State University-Vancouver, Haverford College, University of Colorado – Boulder, Brooklyn College, Purdue University, Furman University, Manhattanville College, Wesleyan University, Lehigh University, Grinnell College, University of Texas at Austin
2012 Session Organizer, “Ethnography Panels,” American Sociological Association
2012 “Power and Privilege: Lessons from the Field,” Invited Panel, American Sociological Association, Denver, CO
2012 “From Street to Elite,” Ethnography Conference, Purdue University
2012 “Lives of Elite Youth,” Eastern Sociological Society, New York
2011 Conference Organizer, “The 1%: European and American Elites in Comparative Context,” Reid Hall, Paris, France, November 8 & 9
2010 Conference Organizer, “Elite Research Network,” October 8 & 9
2010 Conference Organizer, “The Craft of Ethnography,” December 3 & 4
2010 “Toward a Sociology of Elites,” Department of Sociology & Paris School of Economics, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France
2010 “Intersections of Elite Sociology and Urban Sociology,” Department of Sociology, Sciences-Po, Paris, France
2010 “Culture in Interaction,” Eastern Sociological Society, Boston
2009 “Social Theory in Action,” Presidential Panel, Social Science History Association, Long Beach
2009 “Getting a Job,” Annual Meeting, American Sociological Association, San Francisco
2008 “Professionalization and Elite Activism,” Political Science, Sciences-Po, Paris
2008 “Boundary Crossings: Interactions between the Elite and Workers,” School of Education Colloquium, New York University
2007 “Marx, Adler, and Organizational Theory”, Classical Theory and Organizational Studies Conference, Philadelphia
2007 “Adolescent Elites,” Annual Meeting, American Sociological Association, New York
2007 “Extremes of Class Inequality: Children’s Lives in Metropolitan New York”, Annual Meeting, American Sociological Association, New York
2006 “Sexuality at an Elite Boarding School”, Practicing Pierre Bourdieu: In the Field & Across the Disciplines, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
2005 “Feminism, Women, and the ASA”, Annual Meeting, American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA
2004 “Assessing the Feminist Revolution” Annual Meeting, American Sociological Association
2003 “Rational Choice’s Deliberative Dilemma,” with Erik Schneiderhan, Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Baltimore, MD
2002 “Manifesto for Theoretical Pluralism”, Annual Meeting, American Sociological Association, Atlanta, GA
PhD Harel Shapira, Danielle Linderman, Uri Shwed, Jennifer Kondo, Aurora Fredriksen, Vincent Lepinay, Dennis Bogusz, Natan Dotan, Rozalyn Redd, Clement Thery, Anne Montgomery, Terrenda White, Bianca Baldridge, Jane Jo-Ann Jones, Fabien Accominotti, Allison Roda, Emine Onculer, Melissa Valle, Grace Chao, Yardin Mariuma, Seth Rachlin, Nate Dern
MA Rozalyn Redd, Jennifer Kondo, Rahim Kurwa, Yann Renisio (Ecole Normale Superieure), David Dieudonne (Journalism)
BA Rudi Batzell, Maria Abascal, Casey Stockstill, Greg Wise (Wisconsin), Eric Reinert (Wisconsin), Amanda Kay Hinze, (Wisconsin)
Undergraduate Elites in America, Contemporary Civilization, The Social World, The Sociological Imagination, Research Methods
Graduate Cultural Sociology, French Social Theory, Research Methodology
2011-14 American Journal of Sociology
2012-14 Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power
2013- Contemporary Sociology
Occasional Reviewer for 21 Journals and University Presses, including:
Administrative Science Quarterly, American Educational Research Journal, American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Contexts, Contemporary Sociology, Gender & Society, Identities, Oxford University Press, Poetics, Polity Press, Princeton University Press, Race and Ethnic Studies, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Scandinavian Political Studies, Social Forces, Social Problems, Sociology of Education, Sociological Methods and Research, Sociological Quarterly, Sociological Theory
SERVICE & MEMBERSHIP
2013 Admissions Committee
2012 Colloquium Series Organizer
2007-2010 Colloquium Series Organizer
2010 Knox Hall Committee
2010 Junior Search Committee
2007 Junior Search Committee
2007 Senior Appointment Reading Committee
2013- IRWAG Executive Committee (Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee)
2013- Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics
2011 Reid Hall Planning Committee
2009-2011 McNair Scholars Advisor
2010 Alliance Francaise, Grant reading committee
2010 ISERP grant reading committee
2010 Selection Committee, Kellett Fellowship
2008- Reviewer for most major journals and presses (see above for list)
2011- Berlin School of Creative Leadership: Academic Advisory Board, 2011-present
2013- Director, Russell Sage Working Group, “The Political Influence of Economic Elites”
2013 Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, planning group for New York City
2000- American Sociological Association
2004- Social Science History Association
2004- Sociologists for Women in Society
2011- The Author’s Guild
PRESS & REVIEWS
Privilege was featured and reviewed in media outlets including, The New York Times, Forbes Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg News, NBC News, Books and Ideas (La Vie des Idees), Canada Public Television, National Public Radio, The American Conservative, The Concord Monitor, The Nashua Telegraph, The Buffalo News, The Fox Business Network, Al Jazeera, The Daily, Freakanomics, and has been the feature of a documentary on Channel Arte (France & Germany). It received academic reviews by the American Journal of Sociology, Contemporary Sociology, Canadian Journal of Sociology, The Sociological Review, Theory, Culture, & Society, Social Forces, European Journal of the Social Sciences, The History News Network, Contexts, and The Teachers College Record (two reviews).