Abigail Fisher Williamson
Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Law, Trinity College | Consulting Researcher, the Pandemic Journaling Project
Abigail Fisher Williamson is a Charles A. Dana Research Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy & Law at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Her book Welcoming New Americans? Local Governments and Immigrant Incorporation (University of Chicago Press, 2018) explains why local governments mostly accommodate immigrants, as well as how these efforts both promote and restrict incorporation. She is a co-editor of The Politics of New Immigrant Destinations: Transatlantic Perspectives (Temple University Press, 2017). Williamson is currently a co-Principal Investigator of ARCHES | the AmeRicans’ Conceptions of Health Equity Study, an interdisciplinary study of how Americans think about health and fairness, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Additionally, her research has received funding from the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Ruth Landes Memorial Fund. From 1998-2001, she worked for the Eurasia Foundation in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, ultimately as Associate Country Director for the Foundation’s Tbilisi office. From 2003-2005, she served as a Research Associate and then as Associate Director of the Saguaro Seminar for Civic Engagement at Harvard’s Kennedy School. She holds a Ph.D. and Masters in Public Policy from Harvard and a BA from Williams College.