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Survey Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Grant Blank is Survey Research Fellow at Oxford Internet Institute (OII), a department of the University of Oxford. He is a sociologist who studies the social and cultural impact of the Internet and other new communication media. He is also interested in cultural sociology, especially reviews and cultural evaluation.

Grant began his career as an independent consultant based in Chicago Illinois specializing in research design, statistical analysis, and database design. He previously taught at American University in Washington DC. He completed his PhD on the sociology of reviews at the University of Chicago in 1999, and joined OII in 2010.


  • 2008–2009
    Senior Research Associate, American Sociological Association
  • 1999–2007
    Assistant Professor, American University


  • 1999 
    University of Chicago, Ph.D.