Dr. Abigail Matthews

Assistant Professor

Abigail Matthews
OFFICE: 214 Harrison Hall
EMAIL: abigail-matthews@miamioh.edu

Degrees and Institutions

  • Ph.D., University of Iowa
  • M.A., University of Iowa
  • J.D., Michigan State University
  • B.A., Smith College

Select Publications

  • Boehmke, Frederick, Abigail Rury, Bruce Desmarais, and Jeffrey Harden. “The Seeds of Policy Change: Leveraging Diffusion to Disseminate Policy Innovations.” Forthcoming. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.

  • Rury, Abigail A. “MSU Law Students’ Experiences in the Pipeline to Power.” 2012. Michigan State Law Review 2012(5): 1717–1743.

  • Rury, Abigail A. “All Things Being Equal, Women Lose. Investigating the Lack of Diversity Among Recent Appointments to the Iowa Supreme Court.” 2011. Women’s Law Journal 96(2): 8–18.

  • Rury, Abigail A. “He’s So Gay . . . Not That There’s Anything Wrong with That: Using a Community Standard to Homogenize the Measure of Reputational Damage in Homosexual Defamation Cases.” 2011. Cardozo Journal of Law & Gender 17(3): 627–654.

Work in Progress

  • "Capturing Uncertainty in Network Statistics."

  • “The Social Learning Model: Exploring the Role of Neighbors on the Diffusion of Precedent Across State Supreme Courts.”

  • “Making a First Impression: A Latent Space Model of the Development of the Law.”

  • “Language of the Court: A Dynamic Conversation between Majority and Separate Opinions.”

Grants, Awards, and Professional Activities


Updated: 8/17/17