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 (Princeton), The Practice of Research (Oxford, with Dana Fisher), Approaches to Ethnography: Modes of Representation and Analysis in Participant Observation (Oxford, with Colin Jerolmack), and Sexual Citizens: Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus (W.W. Norton, with Jennifer Hirsch), which was named a best book of 2020 by NPR. He directed the working group on the political influence of economic elites at the Russell Sage Foundation, co-founded the series, "The Middle Range" at Columbia University Press, and served as the editor of the journal Public Culture. 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. 

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