Professor Abigail Stewart
Director, UM ADVANCE Program, Sandra Schwartz Tangri Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies
Abigail Stewart is Sandra Schwartz Tangri Distinguished University Professor. She is past Director of the Women’s Studies Program and the founding Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She currently is Director of the UM ADVANCE Program, a multi-level program designed to improve the campus environment for all faculty—particularly women and underrepresented minorities-- in terms of recruitment, retention, climate and leadership. She has published many scholarly articles and several books, focusing on the feminist theory and 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 with students and faculty.