Fried receives 2018–19 Career Recognition Award

Amy Fried, a political science professor at the University of Maine, is the recipient of the 2018–19 Career Recognition Award from the University of Maine Rising Tide Center.

Fried is being honored for her scholarly studies, public service and efforts to engage communities around the issues of democracy. She chairs the UMaine Department of Political Science, and her newest book, “Weaponizing Political Distrust,” co-written with Douglas B. Harris, will be published in 2020 by Columbia University Press.

The Career Recognition Award highlights the significant accomplishments of women faculty at UMaine through their teaching, research, community service and campus leadership. With this award, the Rising Tide Center seeks to raise the profile of women faculty to advance gender equity in academia, and to inspire faculty colleagues at every faculty rank.

“Public recognition of outstanding women faculty members is an important way in which the Rising Tide Center works to create an environment at UMaine in which impediments long faced by women faculty members are eliminated, and within which they can thrive,” according to Jeffrey Hecker, UMaine’s executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.

“Amy Fried is an inspired choice for this year’s Career Recognition Award,” Hecker says. “She is a first-rate scholar and an outstanding contributor to every aspect of the university’s mission.”

Contact: Joan Perkins, 582.3494