Below I put the key parts of the CV – positions & education, and publications & media coverage, in date order.
You can also find all my publications on my google scholar page or my Zotero publications page. If there’s an article of mine you’d like to read but don’t have institutional access to please let me know and it’s very likely I can send you a PDF. (For books, I’d appreciate if you buy one if you can afford it, and/or ask your library to get a copy, but then also let me know if you need a copy and I may have one for you.)
February 2022 – present: Associate Professor of Sociology, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore PA
August 2016 – Feb 2022: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore PA
July 2022 – present: Editor-in-Chief, British Journal of Sociology
January 2017 -July 2022: Associate Editor, British Journal of Sociology
June 2013 – July 2016: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Sociology, London School of Economics
2013 PhD in Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
2007 M.A. in Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
2000 B.A. in Sociology & Anthropology, Swarthmore College
2022 Producing Politics: Inside the Exclusive Campaign World Where the Privileged Few Shape Politics for All of Us. Beacon Press. Coverage in (partial list) NBC.com, Washington Examiner, Culture Study Newsletter, Majority Report.
2019 The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to Be Privileged. Friedman, Sam and Daniel Laurison. UK: Policy Press; US: University of Chicago. Reviewed in (partial list): The American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, The London Review of Books, Sociology, Journal of Social Policy, The Guardian.
2015 Social Class in the 21st Century. Mike Savage, Sam Friedman, Daniel Laurison, Lisa McKenzie, Mark Taylor, Niall Cunningham, Helene Snee, Fiona Devine, Andrew Miles, Paul Wakeling. Penguin Publishing.
Peer Reviewed journal Publications
2023 (forthcoming) Laurisno, Daniel and Ankit Rastogi. “Income Inequality in US Voting: A Visualization.” Socius.
2021 “Voting Intersections: Race, Class, Gender, and Participation in Presidential Elections in the United States, 2008-2016.” Laurison, Daniel, Hana Brown and Ankit Rastogi. Sociological Perspectives.
2020 Laurison, Daniel, Dawn Dow, and Carolyn Chernoff. “Class Mobility and Reproduction for Black and White Adults in the United States: A Visualization.” Socius 6 (January 1, 2020).
2017 “Mind the Gap: Financial London and the Regional Class Pay Gap.” Friedman, Sam, and Daniel Laurison. The British Journal of Sociology 68, no. 3 (September 1, 2017): 474–511.
2017 “Cultural Capital: Arts Graduates, Spatial Inequality, and London’s Impact on Cultural Labour Markets.” Kate Oakley, Daniel Laurison, Dave O’Brien, and Sam Friedman American Behavioral Scientist, June 2, 2017.
2017 “Are Postgraduate Qualifications the ‘New Frontier of Social Mobility’?” Paul Wakeling and Daniel Laurison. The British Journal of Sociology 68, no. 3 (September 1, 2017): 533–55.
2016 “The Class Pay Gap in Higher Managerial and Professional Occupations.” Daniel Laurison and Sam Friedman. American Sociological Review 81, no. 4: 668–95.
2016 “Social Class and Political Engagement in the United States.” Sociology Compass 10, no. 8: 684–97.
2016 “‘Like Skydiving without a Parachute’ How Class Origin Shapes Occupational Trajectories in British Acting.” Sam Friedman, Daniel Laurison, and Dave O’Brien. Sociology, February 28, 2016.
2016 “Are the Creative Industries Meritocratic? An Analysis of the 2014 British Labour Force Survey.” Dave O’Brien, Daniel Laurison, Andrew Miles and Sam Friedman. Cultural Trends 25 (2): 116–31
2015 “The Right to Speak: Differences in Political Engagement among the British Elite.” The Sociological Review 63 (2): 349–72.
2015 “Breaking the ‘Class’ Ceiling? Social Mobility into Britain’s Elite Occupations.” Sam Friedman, Daniel Laurison, and Andrew Miles. The Sociological Review 63 (2): 259–89.
2015 “The Willingness to State an Opinion: Inequality, Don’t Know Response, and Political Participation.” Sociological Forum 30 (4): 925-48.
Book chapters, book reviews, invited articles
2020 “Dangerously Divided: How Race and Class Shape Winning and Losing in American Politics.” Social Forces 99(2). (Book Review)
2020 “Social Progress in Britain.” Contemporary Sociology 49(2): 173–75. (Book Review)
2019 “On Culture and Inequality: Distinction, Omnivorousness, Status and Class.” British Journal of Sociology 70: 780-783. (Introduction to a special section that I edited.)
2017 “The Anatomy of the British Economic ‘Elite.’” Savage, Mike, Katharina Hecht, Johs Hjellbrekke, Niall Cunningham, and Daniel Laurison. In New Directions in Elite Studies, edited by Olav Korsnes, Johan Heilbron, Johs Hjellbrekke, Felix Bühlmann, and Mike Savage. Routledge.
2015 “Espace Britannique des Styles de Vie et Classes Sociales.” Mike Savage, Brigitte Le Roux, Johs Hjellbrekke and Daniel Laurison. Chapter 8 in La Méthodologie de Pierre Bourdieu en Action – Espace Culturel, Espace Social et Analyse des Données, edited by Frederic Lebaron and Brigitte Le Roux, Dunod Publishers.
2015 “On Social Class, Anno 2014.” Mike Savage, Fiona Devine, Niall Cunningham, Sam Friedman, Daniel Laurison, Andrew Miles, Helene Snee, and Mark Taylor. Sociology: 49 (6): 1011-30
2014 “The Realignment of U.S. Presidential Voting, 1948-2008.” Michael Hout and Daniel Laurison. In Social Stratification: Class, Race and Gender in Sociological Perspective edited by David Grusky. Boulder CO: Westview Press.
2014 “Positions and Position-Takings Among Political Producers: The Field of American Political Consultants.” In Bourdieu and Data Analysis: Methodological Principles and Practice, edited by Michael Grenfell and Frédéric Lebaron, Peter Lang Publishers.
2013 “The Distribution of Political Opinions in the United States” (translated into French) in Trente ans après La Distinction, edited by Philippe Coulangeon and Julien Duval, Editions La Découverte.
2012 “Political Competence in the United States.” Praktiske Grunde 4: 43-56.
Media coverage/Public Sociology
Media Coverage, Reviews and Podcasts for Producing Politics
Publishers Weekly https://www.publishersweekly.com/9780807025062
Washington Examiner opinion piece https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/equality-not-elitism/the-democratic-partys-privilege-problem
Political Junkie Podcast (inaugural episode) https://clairepotter.substack.com/p/why-now-episode-1-pulling-back-the#details
Micah Sifry Substack – https://theconnector.substack.com/p/why-political-campaigns-are-self (also here – https://publicseminar.org/essays/why-political-campaigns-are-self-licking-ice-cream-cones/ and here https://theconnector.substack.com/p/why-political-campaigns-are-self?utm_source=twitter&sd=pf)
New Books Network https://newbooksnetwork.com/producing-politics
Majority Report interview https://youtu.be/4TfSTTFM2hw
Amadee Braxton on WURD Radio https://m.soundcloud.com/onwurd/solutions-7-8-2022-daniel-laurison
Anne Helen Peterson’s Culture Study Substack https://annehelen.substack.com/p/why-dont-politicos-look-like-the
Conversation with Mark Preston on SiriusXM Potus Politics channel
eight by seven substack (Tim Burke) – https://timothyburke.substack.com/p/the-read-daniel-laurison-producing
Great Battlefield Podcast – http://www.resistancedashboard.com/node/1033
Media Coverage & excerpts of book The Class Ceiling (partial list)
Friedman, Sam, and Daniel Laurison. “The Class Pay Gap: Why It Pays to Be Privileged.” The Guardian, February 7, 2019, sec. Society. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/feb/07/the-class-pay-gap-why-it-pays-to-be-privileged.
Pinsker, Joe. “The ‘Hidden Mechanisms’ That Help Those Born Rich to Excel in Elite Jobs.” The Atlantic, February 26, 2019. https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2019/02/class-ceiling-laurison-friedman-elite-jobs/582175/.
Foges, Clare. “Better to Smash the Class Ceiling than Rage at It.” The Times. January 28, 2019. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/eb1c1ca4-226b-11e9-8d35-0e32f390087a.
Other Media Appearances
Caron, Christina. 2018. “Are You Middle Class? This Calculator Claims to Tell You.” The New York Times, September 13, 2018, sec. Business Day. (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/12/business/economy/income-calculator-middle-class.html. I’m quoted in the second half of the article.
Commonspace, WHYY/NPR. June 21, 2018. Breaking the Class Ceiling. https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/commonspace/e/54987423. (also covered here: https://www.swarthmore.edu/news-events/listen-sociologist-daniel-laurison-99-explores-class-social-mobility). Interview with me.
Commonspace, WHYY/NPR.. June 18, 2018. Looking Class. Episode 16. http://acommonspace.org/looking-class-2/. I’m the “expert” discussing class in between stories and poetry about class.
The Ballpark, Episode 15. June 2016. London School of Economics U.S. Centre’s podcasts. http://www.lse.ac.uk/UnitedStates/The-Ballpark/The-Ballpark.aspx. I’m interviewed about political participation.
Published Working Papers & Reports
With Sam Friedman and Lindsey Macmillan, “Social mobility, the class pay gap and intergenerational worklessness: new insights from the Labour Force Survey.” Social Mobility Commission, 2017.
With Sam Friedman, “Introducing the Class Ceiling: Social Mobility and Britain’s Elite Occupations.” LSE Sociology working paper series, 2015.
With Jerome Karabel, “An Exceptional Nation? American Political Values in Comparative Perspective.” Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2012.
With Jerome Karabel, “Outlier Nation: American Exceptionalism and the Quality of Life in the United States.” Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2011.
With Steven Lawry and Jonathan VanAntwerpen, “Liberal Education and Civic Engagement.” Report created for the Ford Foundation’s Knowledge, Creativity and Freedom Program, 2006.