Research Interests: Education, Social Movements, Race and Ethnicity, Community and Neighborhood Organizations
Abigail Mariam is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Sociology and Social Policy program. Her current research interests are alternative education models, pedagogy, race and ethnicity, and social movements. Abigail’s dissertation research investigates the creation and impact of the pedagogies of schools started by organizations of the Black Power/Black radical social movement of the late 1960’s and 1970’s, such as the Black Panther Party. She uses primarily qualitative and historical/archival methods in her work. Abigail greatly enjoys teaching and has been motivated by her experiences in the classroom to pursue her current research interests.
Prior to this project, Abigail has done research on unhoused populations, neighborhood and community organizations, and social service systems of care. She also worked on housing policy for Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson in Oakland, California, prior to her graduate studies.
B.A. in Government with a minor in Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights, Harvard College, May 2015