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Faculty and Staff - Amy Blackstone

Amy Blackstone, Associate Professor100_1053 and Chair
5728 Fernald Hall, Room 201D
Orono, ME 04469-5728
(207) 581-2392
(207) 581-1762 (Fax)
Blackstone CV

B.A. Luther College, 1994
Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 2003

Professor Blackstone studies childlessness and the childfree choice, childfree families, workplace harassment, and civic engagement. Her work has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals including American Sociological Review, Law & Society Review, Sociology Compass, and Gender & Society. Professor Blackstone’s research has been featured by various media outlets including the Katie show, MPBN Radio, NBC, Fox,, MSNBC, Marie Claire, Dame, Huffington Post, and other local and national venues.

Amy and her husband Lance blog about the childfree choice at we’re {not} having a baby!. She is also a founding Advisory Board member of Feminist Reflections, a blog hosted by The Society Pages scheduled to launch in late 2014. Dr. Blackstone has served as a Consulting Editor for Contexts and is author the textbook Principles of Sociological Inquiry: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (Flat World Knowledge).

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