Curriculum Vitae


AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Race/ethnic relations; inequality; social, political, and health psychology 


CURRENT POSITION

2016- Visiting Associate Researcher, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UCLA
2016- Senior Research Associate, Center for the Study of Urban Poverty, UCLA


POSITIONS HELD

2009-16 Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Miami 
2008 Lecturer (adjunct), Asian American Studies, Santa Clara University
2006/08 Lecturer (adjunct), Justice Studies, San Jose State University
2003-06 Instructor (adjunct), Intercultural Studies/Asian American Studies, De Anza College


EDUCATION

2009 Stanford University, Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology
Dissertation Title: “Race and the Limits of American Meritocracy”

Committee: Lawrence D. Bobo (co-advisor) and David B. Grusky (co-advisor), Doug McAdam, Monica McDermott, Hazel Rose Markus, Paula M.L. Moya

2001 Stanford University, Master of Arts in Sociology

2000 Harvard University, Master of Theological Studies Advisor: Cornel R. West

1996 University of California at Los Angeles, Bachelor of Science, with College and Latin Honors
Major: Cybernetics (Behavioral and Life Science concentrations)

Specializations (Minors): Education; Business and Administration

Continuing Education

2015 Translational Health Disparities, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
2013 Virtual Statistics Workshop: Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2013 Virtual Statistics Workshop: Structural Equation Modeling, Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2012 Hierarchical Linear Models I: Introduction (Amherst, MA), ICPSR Summer Program
2011 Structural Equation Models, Statistical Horizons

 

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Research Articles and Book Chapters

    Samson, Frank L. 2018. “An association between multiculturalism and psychological distress.” PLOS One 13(12): e0208490.  Link || PubMed

    Cook, Benjamin Lê, Sherry Shu-Yeu Hou, Su Yeon Lee-Tauler, Ana Maria Progovac, Frank Samson, and Maria Jose Sanchez. 2018. “A Review of Mental Health and Mental Health Care Disparities Research: 2011-2014.” Medical Care Research and Review.  Link || PubMed

    Chang, Janet, and Frank L. Samson (equal authorship). 2018. “Ethnically Heterogeneous Friendships and Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety among Filipino Americans.” Asian American Journal of Psychology 9(2): 158-168.  Link

    Samson, Frank L. 2017. “Immigration Concern and the White/Non-White Difference in Smoking: Group Position Theory and Health.” Social Science & Medicine: Population Health  3: 111-120.  Link || PubMed

    Samson, Frank L. 2016. “Support for Immigration Reduction and Physician Distrust in the United States.” Sage Open Medicine  Link || PubMed

    Samson, Frank L. 2016. “Perceived Immigrant Job Competition and Charitable Giving: Racial Prejudice Affect as a Mediating Factor.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 45(5): 1031-51.  Link

    Kohn-Wood, Laura, Frank L. Samson, and Jomills H. Braddock. 2015. “Race, Social Identity and Generative Spaces: Miami as a Microcosm of Categorical Complexity in a 21st-Century Global City.” American Behavioral Scientist 59(3): 386-405. Link

    • Featured in WVUM 90.5 FM's RadioActive broadcast on "Race in Miami" (September 20, 2015) Audio

    Samson, Frank L. 2015. “Racial Resentment and Smoking.” Social Science & Medicine 126:164-168.  Link || PubMed

    Samson, Frank L. 2015. "Asian American Attitudes towards a U.S. Citizenship Path for Illegal Immigrants: Immigration Reform as Racialised Politics." Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 41(1): 117-137. Link

    Samson, Frank L. and Lawrence D. Bobo. 2014. “Ethno-Racial Attitudes and Social Inequality.” Pp. 515-545 in 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: Results from a Laboratory Experiment."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 Hispanic Political Attitudes: Predicting Support for School Vouchers and Government Intervention in Health Care.” American Behavioral Scientist 56:1524-1563. 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.” (Blind refereed chapter). Pp.71-122 in The Oxford Handbook of African American Citizenship, 1865-Present, edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr, Claude Steele, Lawrence D. Bobo, Michael Dawson, Gerald Jaynes, Lisa Crooms-Robinson, and Linda Darling-Hammond. New York: Oxford University Press.  Link

    • 2012 PROSE Award for best Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences from the Association of American Publishers.

    McDermott, Monica and Frank L. Samson. 2005. “White Racial and Ethnic Identity in the United States.” Annual Review of Sociology 31:245-261.  Link

    Samson, Frank L. 2003. "I'll Conjure Me a World: Biblical Imagery and Figures in the work of Saul Stacey Williams." Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 3: 4[1]-4[23].  Link

Non-refereed Articles, Chapters and Other Publications

    Samson, Frank L. Forthcoming. “Intergroup Contact and Job Satisfaction.” Working Paper Series, UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.

    Cook, Benjamin, James Barrett, Sherry Hou, and Frank Samson. 2017. “Field Scan: The Intersection of the Criminal Justice, Education, and Mental Health Care Systems and Its Influence on Boys and Young Men of Color.” Prepared for RISE for Boys and Men of Color  Link  

    Samson, Frank L. 2016. “Healing Our Social Wounds.” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's New Connections   Link

    Grusky, David and Frank L. Samson. 2007. “Immigration.” Issue Brief for the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality. Stanford University.

    Grusky, David and Frank L. Samson. 2007. “Discrimination.” Issue Brief for the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality. Stanford University.

    Grusky, David and Frank L. Samson. 2007. “Land, Housing, and Homelessness.” Issue Brief for the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality. Stanford University.

    Grusky, David and Frank L. Samson. 2007. “Transportation.” Issue Brief for the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality. Stanford University.

    Samson, Frank L. 2005. “Filipino American Men: Comrades in the Filipino American Feminism Movement.” Pp. 149-166 in M. de Jesus, Pinay Power: Feminist Critical Theory. New York: Routledge Press.

    Samson, Frank. 2002. "Clean up bases in Philippines." San Jose Mercury News, November 29, pp. 15B

 

WORKING MANUSCRIPTS

Completed Manuscripts ( * currently under review; @ Revise and resubmit)

    *Samson, Frank L. “Fraternity Membership and Negative Racial Attitudes among U.S. College Students.”

      Samson, Frank L. “Race-Talk Suppression as Ulcer Risk Factor.”

      Samson, Frank L. “Perceived Immigrant Job Competition and Volunteerism.”

      Samson, Frank L. “Racial Separatism Agreement and Smoking: Religiosity as a Buffering Factor.”

      Samson, Frank L. and Victor Thompson. “Cybercafes and CyberGames: Virtual and Non-Virtual Spaces for Identity Construction and Social Development.”

    Manuscripts In-Progress

      Samson, Frank L. “The Racial Attitudes of Multiracial Individuals in the U.S.”

      Samson, Frank L. “Racial Diversity, Demographic Change, and Attitudes toward Public Higher Education in California”

    Books and Edited Volumes

      Samson, Frank L. Race and the Limits of American Meritocracy (Invited to submit full book manuscript for review at Oxford University Press and Rutgers University Press)

      Samson, Frank L. Jim Crow 3.0: The Rebirth of Separate but Equal. (Book proposal interest at Stanford University Press)

     

    RESEARCH GRANTS

    Awarded

    2012 Provost Research Award, University of Miami: $16,990 (PI)
    2010 Provost Research Award, University of Miami: $14,589 (PI)
    2008 National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant: $7500 (Co-PI)
    2008 Stanford Sociology Research Opportunity Fund: $4000 (PI)
    2005 Stanford Graduate Research Opportunity Grant: $5000 (PI)

    HONORS/AWARDS

    2014 Semifinalist, William T. Grant Scholars Program
    2014 Finalist, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections Junior Investigators Award
    2013 Selected Participant, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections
  • Symposium, Princeton University
  • Research and Coaching Clinic, Boston
  • 2013 Alternate, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Ford Foundation
    2012 Finalist, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars Program
    2012 Selected Participant, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Workshop on Health Disparities Research and Minority Populations, ICPSR, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
    2012 NSF SEEDS You Choose Award, University of Miami
    2012 Faculty Learning Community Fellow, University of Miami
    2010 Bud Roper Fellow, American Association for Public Opinion Research

    Graduate

    2008-09 Dissertation Fellowship, Public Policy Institute of California
    2007-08 Dissertation Fellowship, Ford Foundation
    2007-08 Graduate Dissertation Fellowship, Research Institute for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University
    2005-06 Teaching Fellow, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University
    2003-04 Dr. William H. Metzler Fellowship, Stanford University
    2003 Alternate, Predoctoral Fellowship, Ford Foundation
    2000-03 Minority Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation (1998 deferred)
    2000 Rackham Regents’ Fellowship, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (declined)
    2000 University Fellowship, University of Wisconsin - Madison (declined)
    1998-00 Harvard University Grant: full tuition grant
    1998 Honorable Mention, Predoctoral Fellowship, Ford Foundation

    Undergraduate

    1996 UCLA Latin Honors
    1996 UCLA College Honors
    1996 UCLA Chancellor's Service Award
    1991-95 National Merit Scholar

     

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    Courses Taught: Lecturer

      Introduction to Sociology (University of Miami)
      Collective Behavior (University of Miami)
      Dynamics of Poverty in the United States (University of Miami)
      Sociology of Religion (University of Miami)
      Ethno-racial Attitudes and Social Inequality (University of Miami)
      International Economic Development and the Environment (Stanford University)
      Introduction to Political Sociology (Stanford University)
      Senior Research Paper Tutorial (Stanford University; Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity)
      Introduction to Asian American Studies (De Anza College; Santa Clara University)
      Contemporary Issues in Asian American Communities (De Anza College)
      Courts and Society (San Jose State University)
      Race, Gender, Inequality, and the Law (San Jose State University)
      Research Methods (San Jose State University)

    Courses Taught: Teaching Assistant

      Controversies about Inequality (Stanford University)
      Health Policy in the United States (Stanford University)
      Introduction to African American Studies (Stanford University)
      Introduction to Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (Stanford University)
      Introduction to Race and Ethnicity in 20th Century America (Stanford University)
      Prejudice, Racism, and Social Change (Stanford University)
      Presidential Politics: Race, Class, Faith, and Gender (Stanford University)
      Racial Identities (Stanford University)
      The Urban Underclass (Stanford University)

     

    PRESENTATIONS

    Racial Inequality and Civic Engagement/Philanthropy

    2015 Educational and Psychological Studies seminar (University of Miami School of Education)
    2015 Pacific Sociological Association Annual Conference (Long Beach, CA)
    2014 Community Well–Being Forum (University of Miami School of Education)

    Racial Attitudes and Health

    2015 Eastern Sociological Society Annual Conference (New York)
    2013 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections Research and Coaching Clinic (Boston)

    Perceptions of Racialized Opportunities

    2013 Southern Sociological Society Annual Conference (Atlanta)
    2012 Racial Attitudes and Identities Network (Harvard)
    2012 Southern Sociological Society Annual Conference (New Orleans)
    2011 Southern Sociological Society Annual Conference (Jacksonville)
    2010 Southern Sociological Society Annual Conference (Atlanta)
    2010 Sociology Brown Bag Series (University of Miami)

    Race and the Limits of American Democracy (Ph.D. Dissertation)
     
    2013 American Sociological Association (New York)
    2011 American Sociological Association (Las Vegas)
    2010 American Association for Public Opinion Research (Chicago)
    2009 Ford Foundation Conference of Fellows (National Academies, Irvine CA): One of three scholars selected to present research at conference plenary
    2008 Public Policy Institute of California (San Francisco)
    2008 Ford Foundation Conference of Fellows (National Academies, Washington DC)
    2008 International Sociological Association Research Committee (RC28) on Social Stratification and Mobility (Stanford)
    2008 Inequality Workshop (Stanford)
    2007 Fellows Forum, Research Institute for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (Stanford)

    Immigrants’ Attitudes towards Blacks

    2005 How Do Identities Matter Workshop (Stanford)
    2003 Youth and Community Development Workshop (Stanford)
    2003 American Sociological Association (Atlanta GA)
    2002 Race and Whiteness Workshop (Stanford)

    MacArthur Foundation Consortium for Peace and International Cooperation
     
    2003 Gender in an International Context (University of Minnesota)
    2002 Power and Global Governance (University of Wisconsin)
    2001 Immigration, Work, and Political Mobilization (University of Minnesota)

    Other Presentations
     
    2013 Race, Class, and Gender Section, American Sociological Association (New York)
  • Served as panel discussant
  • 2012 Center for Latin American Studies Colloquium (University of Miami)
  • Served as paper discussant
  • 2012 American Sociological Association (Denver)
  • Presented paper (with Lawrence D. Bobo) on Social Psychology of Inequality
  • 2011 Political Science Colloquium (University of Miami)
  • Served as paper discussant
  • 2008 Stanford University Commencement (Stanford)
  • Delivered graduate student speech at Sociology commencement
  • 2008 Qualitative Methods Workshop (Stanford)
  • Presented ethnographic research on internet cafes
  • 2005 How Do Identities Matter Workshop (Stanford)
  • Discussant for Lawrence D. Bobo's presentation entitled "Unequal by Design: The War on Drugs, Race, and the Legitimacy of the Criminal Justice System."
  • 2001 Comparative Political and Economic Systems Workshop (Stanford)
  • Presented research proposal, "Human Rights, Transnational Network Advocacy, and the Philippine Anti-Marcos Movement.”
  • 2001 Political Sociology Workshop (Stanford)
  • Presented paper, "From Ethnic to Diaspora: Exploring the political identities of post-65 second generation Filipinos in the United States.”
  • 2001 Popular Culture Association (Philadelphia)
  • Presented paper, "I’ll Conjure Me a World: Biblical imagery and figures in the work of Saul Stacey Williams”, as part of the African American Cultures section of the PCA
  • 1998 Asian Pacific American Awareness Conference (UC Irvine)
  • Panel presentation: "The Quest for Kalayaan: 100 Years Remembrance of Philippine Independence from Spanish Colonial Rule"
  • 1997 National Pilipino Studies Conference (UCLA)
  • Presented paper, "Critical Reflections”, as part of a panel on Pilipino youth issues.
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    PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

    2009-16 Race and Ethnic Relations Planning Committee, Sociology, University of Miami
    2010-16 Undergraduate Studies Committee, Sociology, University of Miami
    2013-15 Committee on Sociological Practice, Southern Sociological Society
    2010-13 Colloquium Series Committee, Sociology, University of Miami
    2013 Faculty Evaluation Committee, Sociology, University of Miami
    2012-13 Race Studies Working Group, Dean’s Office, University of Miami
    2009-10 Voting Procedures Committee for Promotion and Tenure, Sociology, University of Miami

    Reviewer: American Behavioral Scientist, American Journal of Sociology, American Political Science Review, Du Bois Review, National Science Foundation’s Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS), Qualitative Sociology, Sociological Forum, Sociological Inquiry, W.W. Norton & Company

     

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

    2000-13 American Sociological Association
    2009-10 American Association for Public Opinion Research
    2009-13 Southern Sociological Society
    2013-14 Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

     

    REFERENCES

      Lawrence D. Bobo (co-advisor)
      Department of Sociology
      Harvard University
      1370 William James Hall
      33 Kirkland Street
      Cambridge, MA 02138
      Email: bobo@wjh.harvard.edu
      Phone: 617-496-7778

      David B. Grusky (co-advisor)
      Department of Sociology
      Stanford University
      450 Serra Mall, Building 120
      Stanford, CA 94305
      Email: grusky@stanford.edu
      Phone: 650-725-9150

      Doug McAdam
      Department of Sociology
      Stanford University
      450 Serra Mall, Building 120
      Stanford, CA 94305
      Email: mcadam@stanford.edu
      Phone: 650-723-9401

      Monica McDermott
      Department of Sociology
      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      702 S. Wright St., 3120 Lincoln Hall
      Urbana, IL 61801
      Email: mcderm@illinois.edu
      Phone: 217-265-0938
      Hazel Rose Markus
      Department of Psychology
      Stanford University
      450 Serra Mall, Building 420
      Stanford, CA 94305
      Email: hmarkus@stanford.edu
      Phone: 650-725-2449

      Paula M.L. Moya
      Department of English
      Stanford University
      450 Serra Mall, Building 460
      Stanford, California 94305
      Email: pmoya@stanford.edu
      Phone: 650-723-0034
      Karen S. Cook
      Department of Sociology
      Stanford University
      450 Serra Mall, Building 120
      Stanford, CA 94305
      Email: kcook@stanford.edu
      Phone: 650-723-1194

      Alejandro Portes
      Department of Sociology
      Princeton University
      186 Wallace Hall
      Princeton, NJ 08544
      Email: aportes@princeton.edu
      Phone: 609-258-4436
      Claude M. Steele
      Department of Psychology
      University of California - Berkeley
      Tolman Hall 3435, University of California
      Berkeley, CA 94720
      Email: csteele@berkeley.edu
      Phone: 510-642-5292

      David Takeuchi
      Graduate School of Social Work
      Boston College
      McGuinn Hall 117, 140 Commonwealth Avenue
      Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467-3807
      Email: david.takeuchi@bc.edu
      Phone: 617-552-1616
      Margarita Alegría
      Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
      Chief, Disparities Research Unit
      Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Medicine
      50 Staniford St., 9th Floor
      Boston, MA 02114
      Email: malegria@mgh.harvard.edu
      Phone: 617-724-4987