Abigail A. Matthews


Abigail A. Matthews.

Abigail A. Matthews


Abigail A. Matthews


Scholarly Interests

Public law; judicial politics;constitutional law; state politics;gender and inequality;quantitative methods

Contact Information

516 Park Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-8451

Fax: (716)645-2166



Abby Matthews is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at UB. Her work broadly explores the practices of American courts and the role of the judiciary in the development of jurisprudence and specific domains of law. ​​​She is also a scholar of state politics, and gender and inequality with publications in both law reviews and political science journals. Prior to joining the faculty at UB in 2020, Professor Matthews taught at Miami University, Ohio.


  • PhD: University of Iowa
  • MA: University of Iowa
  • JD: Michigan State University College of Law(cum laude)
  • BA: Smith College

Courses Taught

  • PSC561 Constitutional Law