PROF. ALICIA D. SIMMONS

I'm a social psychologist focused on the intersections of media, race, and politics. I study how the American news media shapes audience members' racial attitudes and public policy preferences, and how public opinion ultimately shapes the direction of the nation. My research uses quantitative and qualitative methods, including surveys, experiments, and content analysis.

 

I teach the following courses at Colgate University: Introduction to Sociology, Media Effects, Media and Politics, Black Communities, Race and Crime, and Social Deviance.

"Cultivating Support for Punitive Criminal Justice Policies: News Sectors and the Moderating Effects of Audience Characteristics."
Social Forces
"Can Non-Full-Probability Internet Surveys Yield Useful Data? A Comparison with Full-Probability Face-to-Face Surveys in the Domain of Race and Social Inequality Attitudes."
Sociological Methodology

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

"The Real Record on Racial Attitudes."
Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972

RECENT COURSES

Introduction to Sociology
Fall 2019
Black Communities
Spring 2017
Media and Politics
Fall 2019

CONTACT INFORMATION

Alicia D. Simmons

Colgate University

Department of Sociology & Anthropology

13 Oak Drive

Hamilton, NY 

13346

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Email: asimmons@colgate.edu

Tel. 315-228-7990

© 2019 by Alicia Simmons. 

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