Sociology

Pitman discusses newly passed gun control legislation in centralmaine.com column

Brian Pitman, professor of sociology at UMaine, wrote a column for centralmaine.com which critically analyzes “The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.” Pitman examines key parts of the bill and their connections to a history of racism. He is a member of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the […]

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Lynn Dwelley: Preparing for a future in counseling 

Lynn Dwelley from Lincoln, Maine is a double major in psychology with a concentration in abnormal/social psychology, and in sociology, and a minor in mental health and rehabilitation. Dwelley has received the Maine Top Scholar award and is a James S. Stevens Outstanding Junior. Last year, Dwelley was a research assistant in the Peer Relations […]

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Phi Beta Kappa welcomes visiting scholar, sociologist Marta Tienda

Delta Maine Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society at the University of Maine will welcome renowned sociologist Marta Tienda (Princeton University) April 19–20 as its 2022 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar. As part of her visit, Tienda will visit with students across campus, deliver a public lecture and take part in a roundtable […]

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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 […]

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Ellsworth American reports on Sporer discussing drug crisis

The Ellsworth American reported on a forum about the drug crisis and substance use disorder that featured Karyn Sporer, among others. Sporer, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Maine, said her research revealed that Mainers are open to “harm reduction strategies and decriminalization” of drugs, but not “legalization.”

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BDN publishes Pitman, Jones op-ed about Penobscot County jail expansion

The Bangor Daily News published an op-ed by Brian Pitman, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Maine, and Brenna Jones, a UMaine undergraduate mathematics and sociology student, titled “Penobscot County should build housing, not expand its jail.” Pitman is a member of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, which […]

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Haedicke’s op-ed about Question 3 published in BDN

The Bangor Daily News published an op-ed from Michael Haedicke, a University of Maine associate professor of sociology and faculty fellow with the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, about Question 3 on the Nov. 2 election referendum ballot. Haedicke is a member of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, […]

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