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Stewart, Abigail

Abigail J. Stewart is Sandra Schwarz Tangri Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan and director of the ADVANCE Program at the University of Michigan, which grew out of the NSF Institutional Transformation grant she directed from 2002-2006. She holds degrees from Wesleyan University (B.A.), London School of Economics (M.Sc.) and Harvard University (Ph.D.). Dr. Stewart has published many scholarly articles and several books, focusing on the psychology of women’s lives, personality, and adaptation to personal and social changes.  Her current research, which combines qualitative and quantitative methods, includes comparative analyses of longitudinal studies of educated women’s lives and personalities; a collaborative study of race, gender and generation in the graduates of a Midwest high school; and research on gender and science and technology.

She is a member of the Committee on Workforce and Diversity for the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), the Boston University Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Advisory Board, and several advisory boards associated with a variety of NSF ADVANCE programs (at Case Western Reserve University, Michigan State University, Northeastern University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of California, Berkeley, and Purdue University, as well as on the Society for Neuroscience. She has also recently served on advisory committees for the Georgia Tech NSF ADVANCE Committee for Cross-Disciplinary Initiative for Minority Women, and the MIT Race Initiative.

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