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Solon Simmons

Associate Professor, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Expertise: Presidential and congressional elections, class and culture politics, third-party candidates, political views of college professors

Simmons has published widely regarding American elections, the role of outsider presidential candidates and the role of class and culture in politics. His academic interests include the discussion of values and political narratives in the television era as well as examination of the fault lines in American politics over the past half-century. He has also conducted a study of political views and political correctness of faculty members in U.S. colleges and universities. His research has been widely covered in national media including The New York Times, The Washington Post, "The Today Show", NPR and "Meet the Press."

Media Contact: Buzz McClain, (703) 993-8782, bmcclai2@gmu.edu