Abigail Dym Program: Education Policy, Ph.D.

Anticipated Graduation: May 2023


Research Interests and Current Projects

Abigail Dym is a joint-Ph.D. student in education and political science at the University of Pennsylvania. She studies political knowledge and socialization, civic education and political engagement, elections and voting, policy feedback, and the governance and politics of education policy. Prior to graduate school, Abigail was an AmeriCorps volunteer and social studies teacher. Abigail is also a Provost's Graduate Academic Engagement Fellow at the Netter Center for Community Partnerships where she collaborates with local high school students to co-create knowledge about youth political knowledge and voter engagement. Outside of the classroom, she's continuously learning how to make bread, be a good partner and community member, and raise two kittens.

Interest Categories

K-12 Education
School & Society
Quantitative Research


M.S.Ed. (Education Policy) University of Pennsylvania, 2018.
MPA (Government Administration) University of Pennsylvania, 2018.
B.A. (International Relations & Political Science) Mount Holyoke College, 2009.

Faculty Advisors

Sigal Ben-Porath

Areas Of Expertise

Political knowledge, civic education & engagement, voting & elections

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