Sociology

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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Department of Sociology, Office of Multicultural Student Life debut new websites

The Department of Sociology and Office of Multicultural Student Life are among the latest programs to upgrade to the university’s new website template. The Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research and Newman Center also recently upgraded. The new umaine.edu and related pages debuted in summer 2015. For more information on the UMaine website conversion, contact Mike […]

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Bustle quotes Blackstone in article on body confidence

Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at the University of Maine, was quoted in the Bustle article, “Body positivity needs to talk about combating the harmful effects of fat discrimination.” The article cited a recent interview Blackstone gave to Broadly about why plus-size women are discriminated against in interviews and their careers. “For women, being thin […]

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Broadly interviews Blackstone about how height, weight affect pay

Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at the University of Maine, spoke with Broadly for the article, “How height and weight affect your pay.” A new study found that tall men and thin women are paid more than those who are shorter or larger, according to the article. Blackstone told Broadly that employers aren’t intending to […]

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Blackstone leads Digital Commons downloads

“Gender Roles and Society,” a 2003 encyclopedia entry by University of Maine sociology professor Amy Blackstone, is the most downloaded, full-text article currently available in DigitalCommons@UMaine. “It is tremendously gratifying to know that my work has reached such a large audience. I’m stunned,” Blackstone says of the article’s nearly 20,300 downloads. Although the Digital Commons […]

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Barkan quoted in BDN analysis on unreported Maine crimes

Steve Barkan, a sociology professor at the University of Maine and author of “Criminology: A Sociological Understanding (6th Edition),” was quoted in a Bangor Daily News analysis on why Maine crimes go unreported. Although crime throughout Maine hit a 40-year low last year, only one in five crimes were reported to police, according to the […]

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Fortune interviews Blackstone for article on childfree employees

Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at the University of Maine, spoke with Fortune for the article, “The brutal truth about being childless at work.” For employees without children, Blackstone said, “there’s very little that protects their time to care for themselves and their families and enjoy work-life balance.” In today’s workplace, employers could do more […]

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2015–2016 CUGR Academic Year Research and Creative Activities Fellowship winners announced

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the recipients of the Academic Year Research and Creative Activities Fellowships for 2015–16. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research. Each fellowship provides a $1,000 award for the student to help cover costs of their project. The […]

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HealthAim article on Taylor Swift cites Blackstone’s sexual harassment study

Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at the University of Maine, was quoted in the HealthAim article, “Taylor Swift countersues radio personality: The trauma of sexual harassment.” The singer recently filed a countersuit against a radio host who allegedly touched her inappropriately during a meet-and-greet in 2013, according to the article. Sexual harassment has the same […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by Barkan

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece “A harm reduction strategy for guns makes the most sense,” by Steve Barkan, a sociology professor at the University of Maine and author of “Criminology: A Sociological Understanding (6th Edition).” Barkan also is a member of the Maine Regional Network, part of the Scholars Strategy Network, which […]

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