PhD, Stanford University, 2010
MA, Stanford University, 2005
BA, Hartwick College, 2002
Lecturer and Post-doctoral fellow in Sociology, Harvard University
My research focuses on the intersections of media, race and crime. Specifically, I investigate how the American news media influences audience members' racial attitudes and support for punitive criminal justice policy preferences.
Social psychology; Race and ethnicity; Mass communication; Social control/crime/law/deviance; Public opinion; Research methods
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.
2014. "From Freedom Summer to Ferguson: The Ongoing Civil Rights Movement." Colgate University's Lampert Institute for Civic and Global Affairs Panel Discussion
2014. "Policing Black and Brown Bodies: Before and After Ferguson." Colgate University Brown Bag
Select Grants and Awards
2013. Mellon Technology in Teaching Grant, Colgate University (with Janel Benson, Mary Simonson, and Meg Worley)
2013. iPad Pilot Program, Colgate University
2013. Torch Medal for Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship, Colgate University
2008. Centennial Teaching Award, Stanford University
2007-2008. Gerald J. Lieberman Graduate Dissertation Fellowship
2008. Graduate Research Opportunity, Stanford University ($5,000)
2008. Sociology Research Opportunity, Stanford University ($5,000)
2006. Leila Arthur Cilker Fellowship and Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stanford University
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)
Program review consultant
Oral communications tutor
Institutional Review Board, Colgate University
Africana and Latin American Studies Council, Colgate University
Film and Media Studies Council, Colgate University