Angela Simms

Faculty Advisors: 

Chenoa Flippen, Dorothy Roberts

Research Interests: 

Angela's dissertation investigates the social processes related to middle-class Blacks' political agenda formation when they are the majority population in a suburban jurisdiction and control county government, and most residents are middle-class. Her overarching research questions are: (1) How is the political agenda deliberated, created, and executed? (2) What groups and individuals have the most political influence? (3) How do they achieve their aims?

Bio: 

Angela is in her fourth year at Penn. Prior to coming to Penn, she worked as a legislative analyst at the federal government agency the Office of Management and Budget in Washington, D.C. She has a master's degree in public policy from the University of Texas at Austin, and she received her undergraduate degree in government from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.

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