Sociology

Barkan, Glover featured in BDN editorial on violence in America

The Bangor Daily News sought input from Maine experts in sociology, politics and criminology who are members of the Maine Scholars Strategy Network for an editorial about violence in America. The BDN asked the experts, “Is America becoming more violent? Divided? How do we and America remain resilient in the face of such violence and […]

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Barkan co-writes BDN op-ed

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece “More guns won’t make our universities and colleges any safer,” by Steven Barkan and alumnus Michael Rocque. Barkan is a sociology professor at the University of Maine and author of “Criminology: A Sociological Understanding.” Rocque is an assistant professor of sociology at Bates College. They are both […]

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Huffington Post publishes International Family Day opinion piece by Blackstone

Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at the University of Maine, wrote an opinion piece for the Huffington Post titled, “Recognizing childfree families on International Family Day.” Blackstone conducts research on the decision not to become a parent. She and her husband maintain the blog, “We’re {not} having a baby! childfree adventures in a child-centric world.”

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Huffington Post publishes opinion piece by Blackstone

Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at the University of Maine, wrote an opinion piece for the Huffington Post titled, “There is no maternal instinct.” Blackstone conducts research on the decision not to become parents. She and her husband maintain the blog, “We’re {not} having a baby! childfree adventures in a child-centric world.” Blackstone also was […]

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Blackstone co-writes article for Ms. Magazine

Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at the University of Maine, co-wrote an article for the Ms. Magazine blog titled, “Honoring the childfree auntie.” Blackstone wrote the piece with documentary film director and author Maxine Trump.

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Three UMaine students named to American Sociological Association Honors Program

Three University of Maine students have been selected into the American Sociological Association (ASA) Honors Program and will present research at the group’s 112th annual meeting in Montreal this August. Competitively selected from across the nation, the ASA Honors Program brings sociology students to the annual meeting to participate in a range of activities, including […]

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Blackstone co-writes article for BUST Magazine

Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at the University of Maine, co-wrote an article for BUST Magazine titled, “The outrage against childfree women is real — and needs to stop.” Blackstone wrote the article with documentary filmmaker Therese Shechter. Blackstone, who does not have children, conducts research on the decision not to become parents. She and […]

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Barkan writes op-ed for BDN

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece “The non-alternative facts about Obamacare,” by Steven Barkan, a sociology professor at the University of Maine and author of “Health, Illness, and Society: An Introduction to Medical Sociology.” Barkan also is a member of the Maine Regional Network, part of the Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together […]

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