Abigail Sewell | Senior Researcher

Twitter: @aasewell (preferred nouns: they/them/their)

Abigail A. Sewell is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and Founding Director of The Race and Policing Project. Specializing in advancing quantitative approaches to racism studies, they have identified empirical links between the political economy of race and racial health disparities using administrative data on policing and housing policies. Their scholarship has been published in a variety of outlets, including Social Science and Medicine, Social Science Research, Sociological Forum, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Du Bois Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Urban Health, Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, and Nature. Their empirical research has garnered support and/or recognition from the National Institutes of Health, the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. They completed postdoctoral training in the Population Studies Center within the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania after receiving their Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from Indiana University with a minor in Social Science Research Methods and their B.A. summa cum laude in Sociology from the University of Florida with a minor in Women’s Studies.