Abigail A. Sewell

Assistant Professor

Office: Tarbutton Hall 204

Phone: 404-727-7524

Fax: 404-727-7532

Email: abigail.a.sewell@emory.edu


  • PhD in Sociology., Indiana University, 2013
  • MA in Sociology, Indiana University, 2008
  • BA in Sociology, University of Florida, 2005


Abigail A. Sewell is an Assistant Professor at Emory University in the Department of Sociology. She focuses on the political economy of racial health disparities, the social construction of racial health care disparities, and quantitative approaches for studying racial inequality and structural racism. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from Indiana University and her B.A. summa cum laude in Sociology (Minor in Women’s Studies) from the University of Florida. Her research has been published in Sociology of Race & Ethnicity, Social Science & Medicine, Sociological Forum, DuBois Review: Social Science Research on Race, Journal of Urban Health, the International Journal of Intercultural Relations, the Journal of Negro Education, Race and Real Estate (edited by Valerie A. Smith, Kim Lane Scheppele, and Adrienne Brown) and Rethinking Race and Ethnicity in Research Methods (edited by John H. Stanfield). Her work has garnered both quantitative and qualitative paper awards and received support through a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, a Ronald E. McNair Graduate Fellowship, the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity (UC Berkeley Boalt School of Law), and a Karl F. Schuessler Graduate Scholarship. She has taught at Indiana University, the University of Mannheim (Germany), and the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods for Social Research. She recently completed a Vice Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

More information about her can be found at: www.abigailasewell.com