Abigail Jorgensen is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Notre Dame, a Notebaert Fellow, and a Kellogg Institute Affiliate. Her current work focuses on topics such as the parenthood shift and civic participation, the impact of women’s political power on health outcomes, and how bureaucratic tendencies influence child mortality. Prior to joining the Department of Sociology, Abigail earned a Bachelor of Arts in both Political Science and Gender Studies at the University of Notre Dame with a minor in Theology. Abigail’s primary interests focus on cultural understandings of gender and family, politics, and the impact these have on each other. She received a Master’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame in May 2018.
I am interested in how the family and the state influence each other and how this interaction changes culture.