Abbie Langston

Senior Associate

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Biography

Abbie Langston, Senior Associate, conducts research to inform and support transformative, community-driven efforts to build an equitable economy for all. As part of the the All-In Cities initiative, she supports the work of local leaders advancing economic and housing justice, and leads the development of the All-In Cities online policy toolkit. Through the research partnership between PolicyLink and the Program for Regional and Environmental Equity (PERE) at the University of Southern California, she collaborates with communities across the country to produce data and analyses that make the case for racial equity. Abbie joined PolicyLink as a 2015-2017 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow and previously served as the editor of the America's Tomorrow newsletter. She holds a PhD from the Graduate Program in Literature at Duke University, where she specialized in American studies and critical race and ethnic studies. Outside of PolicyLink, she’s working on two books projects: a study of the racial dynamics of American neoliberalism and a science fiction novel.