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?


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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