Abigail Fisher Williamson

Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Law, Trinity College

About Abigail Fisher Williamson

Abigail Fisher Williamson researches and teaches on immigration policy, health policy, urban politics, and political behavior. Her book "Welcoming New Americans? Local Governments and Immigrant Incorporation" (University of Chicago Press, 2018) explains why cities welcome immigrants and 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). She works with an interdisciplinary team of scholars on the AmeRicans' Conceptions of Health Equity Study (ARCHES), which examines how people form and change their understandings of whose health deserves society's attention and investment. Her research has received funding from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Ruth Landes Memorial Fund, and Time-Sharing Experiments in the Social Sciences (TESS).

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