Karen Cook Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Karen Cook, the Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology, Director of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS), and Vice-Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at Stanford, has been elected to the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States.

Founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743 for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge,” the American Philosophical Society has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life.