Abigail completed her BA and MA degrees in Tel Aviv University, Israel. In 2006, she completed her PhD at the Department of History in the University of Chicago. Her dissertation is entitled: "From Empire to Empire: Jerusalem in the Transition between Ottoman and British Rule, 1912-1920". Abigail teaches at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzlia, Israel, where she offers a variety of courses on Middle Eastern history, as well as on Palestinian history, historiography and politics, and the Palestinian citizens in Israel. Her current research focuses on social and urban history of World War I in the Eastern Mediterranean.