Dr Grant Blank
survey research fellow, Oxford Internet Institute and senior research fellow, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford

Dr Grant Blank (PhD University of Chicago) is the survey research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and senior research fellow of Harris Manchester College, both part of University of Oxford. He is a sociologist specialising in the social and cultural impact of the internet, the digital divide, statistical and qualitative methods, and cultural sociology.

He is currently working on analyses of British internet use based on the 2019 wave of the Oxford Internet Survey (OxIS). In 2015 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Communication, Information Technology and Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association.

Grant is the co-author of a number of articles and journals, including ‘The echo chamber is overstated: The moderating effect of political interest and diverse media‘ (Information, Communication & Society); Benefits and harms from Internet use: A differentiated analysis of Great Britain’ (New Media & Society) and ‘Representativeness of social media in Great Britain: Investigating Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram’ (American Behavioural Scientist).


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30 years of the world wide web: utopia or dystopia?