Sociology

Blackstone writes BDN op-ed on proposed revitalization of downtown Bangor

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece “Let’s agree on the problem before turning part of downtown Bangor into a parking lot,” by downtown Bangor residents Amy and Lance Blackstone. Amy Blackstone is a sociology professor at the University of Maine. She also is a member of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars […]

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Blackstone quoted in PPH article about donation surge

University of Maine sociologist Amy Blackstone was cited in a Portland Press Herald story about progressive nonprofits in Maine and across the country experiencing a surge in donations since the election. “They have a legitimate concern about the impact the incoming administration could have on any number of issues: on people of color, LGBT, women […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by Blackstone on talking politics at Thanksgiving

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece “Why talking politics on Thanksgiving could help us emerge from our political bubbles,” by Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at the University of Maine. Blackstone is a member of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the country to address […]

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TODAY speaks with Blackstone about why people choose to be childfree

Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at the University of Maine, spoke with TODAY for the report, “‘I don’t think this is for me’: 7 reasons why people choose to be childfree.” Blackstone spoke about a recent study she co-wrote with UMaine graduate Mahala Stewart, titled “There’s More Thinking to Decide: How the Childfree Decide Not […]

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Sexual harassment research cited in New Yorker article on Fox News

Research conducted by a University of Maine alumna with Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at UMaine, was cited in The New Yorker article, “Fox News and the repercussions of sexual harassment.” The 2012 study, “Sexual Harassment, Workplace Authority, and the Paradox of Power,” found that women in supervisor positions were more likely than nonsupervisors to […]

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Pacific Standard cites childfree adult research by Blackstone, graduate

Research conducted by University of Maine sociology professor Amy Blackstone and UMaine graduate Mahala Stewart was cited in the Pacific Standard magazine article, “How the childfree decide.” Blackstone and Stewart’s recent article in The Family Journal, “There’s More Thinking to Decide: How the Childfree Decide Not to Parent,” engages the topic and extends the scholarly […]

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USA Today cites Blackstone in report on Trump’s harassment remarks

Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at the University of Maine, spoke with USA Today for the article, “Trump harassment remarks called ‘victim blaming.’” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was criticized for saying his daughter Ivanka would “find another career or find another company” if harassed. In a 2012 study, Blackstone and two colleagues found women […]

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BDN publishes op-ed on findings from recent grad’s Honors thesis

The Bangor Daily News published the op-ed, “Community gardens reap good for us all — and not just vegetables,” written by recent University of Maine graduate Sarah Mullis. Mullis graduated magna cum laude in May with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a minor in Earth sciences. She was a fellow in the Honors College’s […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by Barkan

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece “Tax day, Monopoly and the American nightmare,” by Steve Barkan, a sociology professor at the University of Maine. Barkan also is a member of the Maine Regional Network, part of the Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the country to address public challenges and their […]

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