Frank L. Samson, Ph.D.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY

Merrick Building, Room 120D
flsamson@miami.edu
(305) 284-6154

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EDUCATION
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Stanford University, 2009
  • M.A., Sociology, Stanford University, 2001
  • M.T.S., Theological Studies (Ethics and Society), Harvard University, 2000
  • B.S., Cybernetics, University of California - Los Angeles, 1996

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Race and ethnic relations, inequality, social and political psychology, and the ideological determinants of health

RECENT COURSES TAUGHT
  • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 304: Dynamics of Poverty in the United States
  • SOC 332: Collective Behavior
  • SOC 340: Sociology of Religion

WORKING MANUSCRIPTS
  • Completed Manuscripts: 7 completed manuscripts
  •       1 revise & resubmit, 3 additional currently under review (titles available upon request)
  • Manuscripts In-Progress: 4 manuscripts in-progress (titles available upon request)

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS
  • Samson, Frank L.  Forthcoming.  "Asian American Attitudes to a U.S. Citizenship Path for Illegal Immigrants: Immigration Reform as Racialized Politics."  Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
  • Samson, Frank L. and Lawrence D. Bobo.   In press.  "Ethno-Racial Attitudes and Social Inequality."  Chapter 21 of The Handbook of the Social Psychology of Inequality,  edited by Jane D. McLeod, Edward J. Lawler, and Michael Schwalbe. New York: Springer.  Link
  • Samson, Frank L.  2014.  "Segmented Political Assimilation: Perceptions of Racialized Opportunities and Latino Immigrants' Partisan Identification."  Ethnic and Racial Studies. 37(3):467-495.   Link
  • Samson, Frank L.  2013.  "Altering Public University Admission Standards to Preserve White Group Position in the United States."  Comparative Education Review. 57(3):369-396. (Lead article)  Link
  • Samson, Frank L.  2013.  "Multiple Group Threat and Malleable White Attitudes towards Academic Merit."  Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race. 10(1):233-260.  Link
  • Samson, Frank L.  2012.  "Perceptions of Racialized Opportunities and Hispanics' Political Attitudes Predicting Support for School Vouchers and Government Intervention in Health Care."   American Behavioral Scientist.  56(11):1524-1563.  Link
  • Samson, Frank L.  2012. "Race and the Limits of American Democracy: African Americans from the Fall of Reconstruction to the Rise of the Ghetto."   Chapter 3 of The Oxford Handbook of African American Citizenship, 1865-Present, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. et al.  New York: Oxford University Press.  Link

SELECTED RECENT FUNDED RESEARCH
  • Principal Investigator. 2012. “Symbolic Nativism and Civic Engagement in the United States.” (Provost Research Award, University of Miami: $16,990)
  • Principal Investigator. 2010. “Hispanics and the Political Psychology of Race.” (Provost Research Award, University of Miami: $14,589)
  • Co-Principal Investigator (with David Grusky). 2008. “Race and the Limits of American Meritocracy.” (Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation: $7,500)