Sociology

TIME quotes Blackstone in report on sexual harassment, equal pay

TIME magazine quoted Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at the University of Maine, in the article, “Inside sexual harassment’s hidden toll on equal pay.” Each year, thousands of employees around the country experience sexual harassment or assault in the workplace and several studies have found sexual harassment is a contributing factor to the gender wage […]

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OIP supporting teaching and studying abroad

The University of Maine Office of International Programs (OIP) helps support faculty teaching and study abroad programs. Among the faculty funded this year: Amy Blackstone, professor of sociology, was selected as a Universities Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) Visiting Professor for summer 2018 in Viterbo, Italy. OIP has designated USAC scholarship funds to support several UMaine […]

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CNNMoney cites Blackstone in article on sexual harassment among teen workers

Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at the University of Maine, was quoted in the CNNMoney article, “When you’re a teenage worker and you’re sexually harassed.” For many teenage workers, it’s difficult to even identify and label harassing behavior, according to the article. A 2011 survey from the American Association of University Women found that more […]

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Fortune cites study on effects of sexual harassment on women’s careers

A study published in May by researchers at the University of Maine, Oklahoma State University and University of Minnesota was cited in the Fortune article, “The hidden victim of sexual harassment: women’s careers.” Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at UMaine, is a co-author of the study that found women who were sexually harassed were 6.5 […]

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WLBZ interviews Blackstone about sexual harassment at work

WLBZ (Channel 2) spoke with Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at the University of Maine, about sexual harassment in the workplace. In the wake of the recent sexual misconduct allegations made against many high-profile celebrities and politicians, Blackstone said women coming forward shows progress. “It’s certainly not a new phenomenon, and it’s certainly not due […]

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Study cited in NBC News opinion piece on Netflix series, sexual harassment

A 2012 study conducted by sociologists at the University of Maine and University of Minnesota was cited in the NBC News THINK opinion piece, “Netflix’s Margaret Atwood ‘Alias Grace’ series captures the Weinstein moment.” The series, based on Margaret Atwood’s 1996 novel about an Irish-Canadian immigrant maid convicted of the murder of her employer and […]

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Blackstone cited in HelloGiggles article on sexual harassment

Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at the University of Maine, was quoted in the HelloGiggles article, “Sexual harassment really can impact your mental health in a very dangerous way.” Refusal to believe victims and normalize sexual harassment likely adds to a victim’s isolation afterward, the article states. According to Blackstone, who researches sexual harassment, the […]

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Barkan writes BDN op-ed on criminal justice

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece “The hurtful racial truth about criminal justice in the U.S.,” by Steven Barkan, a sociology professor at the University of Maine and author of the forthcoming “Race, Crime, and Justice: The Continuing American Dilemma.” Barkan also is a member of the Maine Regional Network, part of the […]

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CNNMoney cites Blackstone in article on Anita Hill, sexual harassment

Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at the University of Maine, was quoted in the CNNMoney article, “How Anita Hill forever changed the way we talk about sexual harassment.” In 1991, Anita Hill testified about sexual harassment she allegedly endured from Clarence Thomas, her former boss at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and then a Supreme […]

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Blackstone quoted in Sun Journal article on #MeToo campaign

Amy Blackstone, a professor of sociology at the University of Maine, and her research were cited in a Sun Journal article about the recent #MeToo campaign. The latest campaign started with actress Alyssa Milano, who told The Associated Press she wanted to convey the scope of how often sexual harassment and assault happens and let […]

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