Research Interests: Urban Policy, Homelessness and Housing, Race and Inequality, Community and Neighborhood Organizations, Social Service Systems of Care, Local Politics
Abigail Mariam is a Doctoral Student in Sociology and Social Policy. Her current research investigates the nature of interorganizational ties between social service systems of care and community-embedded programs, specifically homeless service providers and weekly hot meal programs in the Greater Boston area. More broadly, her research agenda focuses on community and neighborhood organizations in urban contexts and their interventions to address poverty.
Prior to beginning her graduate work, Abigail was the Communications Coordinator and Housing Policy Assistant for Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson in Oakland, California. Abigail provided policy updates for the 5,000+ online constituents and community partners. She also helped design and conduct an assessment of existing services offered to those experiencing homelessness, the first of its kind for Alameda County.
B.A. in Government with a minor in Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights, Harvard College, May 2015