News Center Maine features Sporer in segment about Neo-Nazi protests

Karyn Sporer, associate professor of sociology at the University of Maine, spoke to News Center Maine about neo-Nazi protests in Augusta. Sporer said that media coverage on hate groups needs to continue because their threats need to be taken seriously. “I don’t think [the protest] was unusual, we have these organizations mobilizing and this is […]

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Blackstone speaks to WGME about Mainers choosing to live childfree

Amy Blackstone, professor of sociology at the University of Maine, spoke to WGME-TV (Channel 13 in Portland) about the choice some Maine couples are making to be child-free by choice. Blackstone published a book in 2019 called “Child Free by Choice,” sharing some of her story, her research, myths and history about not having children. […]

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Pitman discusses newly passed gun control legislation in column

Brian Pitman, professor of sociology at UMaine, wrote a column for 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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