Dana Professor of Sociology Neil Gross published an opinion piece in the May 15 Sunday New York Times titled “Why Are the Highly Educated So Liberal?” In it he draws connections between a 1979 book by sociologist Alvin Gouldner, The Future of Intellectuals and the Rise of the New Class, and a recent Pew Research Center study showing that the percentage of Americans who attended graduate or professional schools who identify as liberal has increased substantially. Gross is the author of the book Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care? (Harvard University Press, 2013).