Alyasah A. Sewell

Associate Professor

Office: Tarbutton Hall 204

Phone: 404-727-7524

Fax: 404-727-7532



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


“Ali” A. Sewell is Associate Professor of Sociology at Emory University 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 and healthcare disparities using policing and housing policy data. Published in a wide array of sociological and interdisciplinary outlets, their research has garnered support and 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 received 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 laudein Sociology from the University of Florida with a minor in Women’s Studies.