Grant Blank is the Survey Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. He is a sociologist specializing in the political and social impact of computers and the Internet, the digital divide, statistical and qualitative methods, and cultural sociology. He is currently working on a project asking how are cultural hierarchies constructed in online reviews of cultural attractions. His other project links sample survey data with census data to generate small area estimates of Internet use in Great Britain. He holds a PhD from the University of Chicago.