Daniel Laurison


Daniel Laurison is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Swarthmore College, and Associate Editor of the British Journal of Sociology. His work is on social class and inequality, on political campaigns, and on class and other inequalities in political participation, in both the UK and the US. Currently, he is working on two major projects. The first is a book project on the political staff and consultants who run American national-level election campaigns, focusing on how the structure and culture of professional electioneering in the US shapes our politics more broadly (currently tentatively titled The Room Where it Happens: How Campaign Professionals Approach US Politics). Second is another book, The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged, due to be published with Policy/University of Chicago Press in late 2018, with Sam Friedman. He is also a co-author of Social Class in the 21st Century (Penguin 2015) and has published in both American and British sociology journals. Before coming to Swarthmore in 2016, he was a post-doctoral research fellow at the London School of Economics, and obtained his PhD from UC Berkeley.