Abby Larson is a sociologist and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University. Broadly speaking, she studies how people create and organize social goods. Her research is primarily informed by the sociology of organizations, the sociology of knowledge and technology, the sociology of culture, and social psychology. Prior to Stanford, Larson received her Ph.D. in sociology from the New York University (2006-2010) and was then the National Science Foundation and American Sociological Association Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. She has been named a Fellow at the Edmund J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, a German Chancellor Fellow by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, a Rotary International Scholar, and has worked with organizations such as the Social Science Research Council (2005-2008). Between 2005-2007, Larson helped to establish the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, an enterprise to facilitate empirical research on public schools, and which brings together partners from the public, private, academic, philanthropic, and not-for-profit sectors. Larson has lived and conducted research in Argentina, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, studied at Oxford University, and earned a joint B.A./M.A. with honors from Stanford University.