Amber Tierney

Amber Tierney, PhD, Assistant Professor
5728 Fernald Hall, Room 209
Orono, ME 04469-5728
Phone 207.581.4403
207.581.1762 (Fax)
Link to Amber Tierney’s CV


Amber Tierney received her PhD from the University of California, Irvine and also holds Master’s degrees in Political Science (University of California, Riverside) and Public Policy (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo). Amber’s main research interests are in the areas of social/criminal justice, social movements, (cr)immigration, media, indigenous politics, the sociology of food, and policy. Amber is committed to work that connects theory to justice in academia and the nonprofit sector. Her work has been published in Mobilization, Research in Social Movements, Conflict, and Change, Sociology Compass, and in edited volumes. She is a Faculty Fellow with the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and active member of the Maine Scholars Strategy Network. As a native Northern Californian, Amber has fallen in love with the beautiful Maine landscape and unique opportunities to cultivate a civically engaged pedagogy, scholarship, and community service in this new frontier.