Alicia Simmons

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Alicia Simmons

Associate Professor of Sociology

Department/Office Information

Sociology and Anthropology, Africana and Latin American Studies
422 Alumni Hall
  • W 8:30am - 11:30am (422 Alumni Hall)
  • Ph.D., Stanford University
  • M.A., Stanford University
  • B.A., Hartwick College
  • Assistant Professor of Sociology, Colgate University
  • Lecturer and Post-doctoral fellow in Sociology, Harvard University

Social psychology; Mass communications; Race and ethnic relations; Politics; Public opinion; Criminology/delinquency; Quantitative methodology; Qualitative methodology

  • Simmons, Alicia. D. Forthcoming. "Whose Lives Matter?: The Newsworthiness of Police Killing Unarmed Blacks." Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race.
  • Simmons, Alicia D. 2017. "Cultivating Support for Punitive Criminal Justice Policies: News Sectors and the Moderating Effects of Audience Characteristics." Social Forces. 96(1): 299-328.
  • Simmons, Alicia D. and Lawrence D. Bobo. 2015. "Can Non-Full-Probability Internet Surveys Yield Useful Data?  A Comparison to Full-Probability Face-to-Face Surveys in the Domain of Race and Social Inequality Attitudes." Sociological Methodology. 45:1-31.
  • Simmons and Bobo Appendix
  • Simmons, Alicia D. 2012. "Crime News and Crime Views: The Relationship between Whites' News Exposure Patterns and Opinions about Criminal Justice Issues." Pp. 224-238 in The Harms of Crime Media: Essays on the Perpetuation of Race, Gender, and Class Stereotypes edited by D. L. Bissler and J. L. Conners.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
  • Bobo, Lawrence D., Camille Z. Charles, Maria Krysan, and Alicia D. Simmons. 2012. "The Real Record on Racial Attitudes."  Pp.28-83 in Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972 edited by P. V. Marsden. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
  • 2017. "An Alternative Approach to Measuring Contemporary Racial Attitudes: Validating the Explicit Racial Resentment Scale." presented at the American Sociological Association meetings in Montréal, Québec.
  •  2016. "Implications of the Presidential Election: A Faculty Panel." Colgate University panel
  • Video 
  • 2016. "The Media and Communications in the 21st Century." Colgate University panel
  • Video
  • 2016. "Whose Lives Matter: The Newsworthiness of Police Killings of Unarmed Blacks." American Sociological Association's Annual Meetings, Seattle, WA
  • 2014. "From Freedom Summer to Ferguson: The Ongoing Civil Rights Movement." Colgate University's Lampert Institute for Civic and Global Affairs panel discussion
  • Introduction to Sociology (SOCI 101)
  • Media Effects (CORE 170S)
  • Social Deviance (SOCI 320)
  • Black Communities (SOCI/ALST 321AX)
  • Race and Crime (SOCI/ALST 330AX)
  • Media and Politics (SOCI/FMST 375AX)
  • student video reports