Shamus Khan awarded the 2018 Hans L. Zetterberg Prize


Professor Shamus Khan at Columbia University is the second recipient of the Hans L. Zetterberg Prize in Sociology. The prize sum is SEK 100,000.

Professor Shamus Khan at Columbia University is awarded the prize for his outstanding contributions to the study of elites. By turning our gaze towards the elite, Khan refers to classic sociology as well as contributes to the reinvigoration of research on stratification and inequality. Khan shows how the US elite functions, how it reproduces, and its role in modern society. Elite education has been central in his works. In addition, Khan studies the role of elites in the sphere of art.

The prize ceremony will take place in Uppsala on September 27, 2018.

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