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Shamus Khan is a professor of sociology at Columbia University, where he is the chair of the department. He writes on culture, inequality, gender and elites. He is the author of Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School and the forthcoming books Exceptional: The Astors, the New York Elite, and the story of American Inequality and The Sexual Project (with Jennifer Hirsch). He is the co-Principal Investigator of SHIFT, a two-year study of sexual health and sexual violence at Columbia University.