Department of Organization

Grau Larsen
Assistant professor

Room: KIL/14.A-3.41

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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Christoph Ellersgaard; Anton Grau Larsen; Sarah Steinitz / Personer forgår, magten består : Udviklingen i magteliten over fem år.
København : Hans Reitzels Forlag 2019, 157 p.
Anton Grau Larsen; Christoph Houmann Ellersgaard / Who Listens to the Top? : Integration of the Largest Corporations across Sectoral Networks.
In: Acta Sociologica, Vol. 62, No. 1, 2.2019, p. 4-19
Journal article > peer review
Lasse Folke Henriksen; Emil Begtrup-Bright; Christoph Houman Ellersgaard; Anton Grau Larsen; Jacob Aagaard Lunding / A Country for Old Men : The Inner Circle in Danish Corporate Networks 1987-2016.
In: Book of Abstracts: Nordic Sociological Conference 2018. Aalborg : Aalborg Universitet 2018, 1 p., p. 38
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
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 > peer review
Christoph Ellersgaard; Anton Grau Larsen / Erhvervslivets spidser : Forbindelser til ledere i øvrige toneangivende sektorer.
In: Økonomi & Politik, Vol. 91, No. 1, 2018, p. 65-74
Journal article > peer review
Jacob Aagaard Lunding; Christoph Houman Ellersgaard; Anton Grau Larsen / Field Autonomy and Division of the Labour of Domination : The Case of the Danish Field of Power.
In: Book of Abstracts: Nordic Sociological Conference 2018. Aalborg : Aalborg Universitet 2018, 1 p., p. 81
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Lasse Folke Henriksen; Anton Grau Larsen; Christoph Ellersgaard; Jacob Lunding / Networks of Corporate Ancestry : Dynasties of Patri-Lineages in Chairman-Executive Networks.
In: Economic Sociology, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2018, p. 11-18
Journal article > peer review
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 > peer review
Christoph Ellersgaard; Christian Lyhne Ibsen; Anton Grau Larsen / The Role of Cross-Class Alliances and Elites in Coordinated Employment Relations in Denmark
Cambridge, MA : Center for European Studies at Harvard University 2018, 35 p. (CES Open Forum Series, No. 31)
Working paper
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.
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