Sporer discusses political polarization reflected in insurrection with BDN

Karyn Sporer, an associate professor of sociology with the University of Maine, spoke to the Bangor Daily News about the political polarization reflected in the insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol. “It really doesn’t take much for someone to feel disengaged from their families or deviant or mildly stigmatized by family members for not being vaccinated,” said Sporer, who also serves as an investigator with the Department of Homeland Security’s National Counterterrorism, Innovation, Technology and Education Center.