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."
"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."
"The Real Record on Racial Attitudes."
Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972
Introduction to Sociology
Media and Politics
Alicia D. Simmons
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
13 Oak Drive