Department of Business and Politics

Grau Larsen
Assistant professor

Room: POR/18.B-0.112a

My research interests focus on the interplay between social character, social relations, power and class. By shedding light on the recruitment patterns, networks and dispositions of the elite we get closer to understanding the distribution and exercise of power. This knowledge is essential when assessing the relationship between the democratic ideals within a society and the current state of its institutions.

Furthermore I focus on developing new methods and producing methodological tools. I believe that social theory rarely breaks new ground unless it is challenged by new methodologies. But these methods should fit the sociological imagination and the sociological tradition instead of merely importing foreign methods from other disciplines. My main contribution to these methodological developments are the R packages;, soc.elite and MONECA.

Primary research areas
  • Elites
  • Power and influence studies
  • Classes, mobility and inequality
  • Field analysis
  • Social network analysis
  • Sequence analysis
  • Correspondence analysis
  • Quantitative methodology
  • Statistical programming
Curriculum Vitae
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Publications & dissemination
Anton Grau Larsen; Christoph Houman Ellersgaard / A Scandinavian Variety of Power Elites? – Key Institutional Orders in the Danish Elite Networks
In: New Directions in Elite Studies. ed. /Olav Korsnes; Johan Heilbron; Johs. Hjellbrekke; Felix Bühlmann; Mike Savage. Abingdon : Routledge 2018, p. 133-149 (Routledge Advances in Sociology, No. 237)
Book chapter
Christoph Ellersgaard; Anton Grau Larsen / Erhvervslivets spidser : Forbindelser til ledere i øvrige toneangivende sektorer.
In: Økonomi og Politik, Vol. 91, No. 1, 2018, p. 65-74
Journal article
Anton Grau Larsen; Christoph Ellersgaard / The Inner Circle Revisited : The Case of an Egalitarian Society.
In: Socio-Economic Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, 4.2018, p. 251–275
Journal article
Hubert Buch-Hansen; Christoph Ellersgaard; Lasse Folke Henriksen; Anton Grau Larsen; Joachim Lund / CBS og magten : En kortlægning af netværk og indflydelseskanaler, 1917-2017.
København : Djøf Forlag 2017, 129 p.
Anton Grau Larsen; Christoph Houman Ellersgaard / Identifying Power Elites : K-cores in Heterogeneous Affiliation Networks.
In: Social Networks, Vol. 50, 7.2017, p. 55-69
Journal article
Jonas Toubøl; Anton Grau Larsen / Mapping the Social Class Structure : From Occupational Mobility to Social Class Categories Using Network Analysis.
In: Sociology, Vol. 51, No. 6, 12.2017, p. 1257-1276
Journal article
Christoph Ellersgaard; Lasse Folke Henriksen; Peter Marcus Kristensen; Anton Grau Larsen / Social Spaces
In: Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology. ed. /Xavier Guillaume; Pınar Bilgin. Abingdon : Routledge 2017, p. 338-351
Book chapter
Christoph Houmann Ellersgaard; Anton Grau Larsen; Jonas Toubøl / Elitens position i den sociale klassestruktur
In: Værdier, videnskab og visioner: Festskrift til Peter Gundelach. . ed. /Margaretha Järvinen; Bella Marckmann; Ester Nørregård-Nielsen. København : Djøf Forlag 2016, p. 229-254
Book chapter
Christoph Ellersgaard; Anton Grau Larsen; Lasse Folke Henriksen; Jacob Aagaard Lunding / Pathways to the Power Elite : Career Trajectories in the Core of the Danish Networks of Power.
In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Sequence Analysis and Related Methods (LaCOSA II). ed. /Gilbert Ritschard; Matthias Studer. Lausanne : Université de Lausanne 2016, p. 847-850
Conference abstract in proceedings
Anton Grau Larsen; Christoph Ellersgaard / Data Exchange Network : The Danish Elite Network.
In: Connections, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2015
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