Abby Wells

abby wells \\ leadership scholar. life historian.


Abby Wells, Ph.D.

My research and writing is rather unconventional for the leadership community. I study how leadership comes into being, focusing especially on narrativity and the social and structural conditions that shape identity and historical narrative.

I work with the notion of leadership as energy that reflects the evolutionary needs of our time. Emerging from this lens, I’m interested in questions concerning who leaders are in relation to their role in raising human consciousness.

Current Project

Fulbright Scholar (University of Haifa):

“What should we think about making aliyah: Racial minoritization and Ethiopian absorption since the modern period.”

Areas of Interest

Historical Sociology; Leadership; Race and Ethnicity; Theory; Jewish Identities.


True leadership aligns with the energy of perfect love.

-Abby Wells