Grant Blank is Survey Research Fellow in the Oxford Internet Institute and a Senior Research Fellow of Harris Manchester College. In 2015 he received the William F. Ogburn Career Achievement award from the Communication, Information Technologies and Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association. This award recognizes a sustained body of research that has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the area of sociology of communications, information technology and media sociology. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a Ph.D. in Sociology and taught at American University in Washington DC before coming to Oxford.
Dr Blank teaches the Statistics Core and Advanced Statistics courses for MSc and DPhil students at the Oxford Internet Institute.
His main research interests include the social and cultural impact of the Internet, the digital divide, statistical and qualitative methods and cultural sociology. He has written and edited several books as well as having published over 20 peer reviewed papers.