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Karen Cook

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Karen Cook

Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology
Director of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS)
Vice-Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity
Chair, National Academy of Sciences, Section 53 - Social and Political Science (2011)
B.A. Stanford University
M.A. Stanford University
Ph.D. Stanford University
Phone: 
650-723-1194

About

Karen S. Cook is 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. She conducts research on social interaction, social networks, social exchange, and trust. She has edited a number of books in the Russell Sage Foundation Trust Series, including Trust in Society (2001), Trust and Distrust in Organizations: Emerging Perspectives (with R. Kramer, 2004), eTrust: Forming Relations in the Online World (with C. Snijders, V. Buskens, and Coye Cheshire, 2009), and Whom Can Your Trust? (with M. Levi and R. Hardin, 2009). She is co-author of Cooperation without Trust? (with R. Hardin and M. Levi, 2005) and she co-edited Sociological Perspectives on Social Psychology (with Gary Alan Fine and James S. House, 1995). In 1996, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2007 to the National Academy of Sciences. In 2004 she received the ASA Social Psychology Section Cooley Mead Award for Career Contributions to Social Psychology.

OTHER APPOINTMENTS/ORGANIZATIONS

Director, Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS);

Vice-Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, Stanford University;

Council, National Academy of Sciences (2014-)

Board of Trustees, Russell Sage Foundation (2012-)

 

 

Selected Publications

Books

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

Related News

May 2 2018 | Stanford News
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.
Faculty
Apr 6 2017 | Stanford News
A group of Stanford experts are encouraging more researchers who study social interaction to conduct studies that examine online environments and use big data. The internet dominates our world and each one of us is leaving a larger digital footprint as more time passes. Those footprints are ripe...