Shamus Khan

AB Adviser

Shamus Khan is professor of sociology and American studies at Princeton University. He writes on culture, inequality, gender, and 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), Approaches to Ethnography: Modes of Representation and Analysis in Participant Observation (with Colin Jerolmack), and Sexual Citizens: Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus (with Jennifer Hirsch), which was named a best book of 2020 by NPR. He writes regularly for the popular press such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and has served as a columnist for Time Magazine. In 2016 he was awarded Columbia University’s highest teaching honor, the Presidential Teaching Award, and in 2018 he was awarded the Hans L. Zetterberg Prize from Upsala University for “the best sociologist under 40”.

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