Alumni News

Bangor Daily News: Why we must re-engage, even when we disagree

The Bangor Daily News has published an opinion piece by UMaine Sociology Dept Alum Michael Rocque ’05, now Assistant Professor at Bates College, and his frequent co-author, Chad Posnick, an associate professor of criminal justice and criminology at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro: Why We Must Re-engage, Even When We Disagree By Michael Rocque and Chad […]

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Robyn Lorom Young ’17 is heading for Dartmouth!

We have received this update from Robyn Lorom Young ’17. She’s been a grad student and a graduate assistant for Student Support Services here at UMaine this year and now advises: “I graduated last year with my degree in Social Work and Sociology, and I was eager to begin my master’s program in Higher Education […]

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Professor Barkan and Alum Michael Rocque ’05 collaborate on article

Professor Steve Barkan and UMaine Alum Michael Rocque ’05, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bates College, have collaborated on an article, Socioeconomic Status and Racism as Fundamental Causes of Street Criminality, in the Journal “Critical Criminology.” Abstract:  The theory of fundamental causes in medical sociology identifies socioeconomic status and racism as fundamental causes of disease […]

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ASA Annual Meeting – Alumni Reunion

The Alumni Dinner at the American Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, was held at the LeWestin Restaurant in Montreal August 11-15, 2017.  In attendance were (from front left around table): Yuka (Kawahito ’05) Doherty who is now an instructor and PhD Candidate at the University of New Mexico; Jason Houle ’05, Assistant Professor […]

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Ellen Stevens Accepts Position at Yale University

Ellen (Sherwood ’10) Stevens has accepted a position as Senior Administrative Assistant in the Sociology Department at Yale University. She tells us “I graduated in 2010 from UMaine with a bachelors in Sociology. I then received my masters in counseling from USM. I now work as a Senior Administrative Assistant in the Department of Sociology […]

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ASA Annual Meeting

The ASA Annual Meeting was held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada this year. Three sociology students were able to attend through the ASA Honors Program: Allison DellaMattera, Julianna Ferguson, and Sam Saucier. Professors Steve Barkan and Kyriacos Markides were also in attendance. This year’s annual dinner with sociology alumni at the conference was well attended.

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Michael Rocque ’05 is Bates College Football Faculty Liaison!

This wonderful article from Bates College says it all with lots of photos of Michael Rocque ’05 at work as the Bates College Football Faculty Liaison: When Assistant Professor of Sociology Michael Rocque arrives at Garcelon Field for the football team’s final game of the season, a noontime contest vs. Hamilton, he’s looking the part […]

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Bates Professor Michael Rocque (UM ’05) In the News

Michael Rocque ’05, assistant professor of sociology at Bates College, is featured in this piece from Bates’ Twitter Feed on returning for a new academic year. Mike was caught by the cameras when he was awaiting the march to convocation on Sept 9, 2016.

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Dawn Norris ’05: Job Loss, Identity, and Mental Health

Job Loss, Identity, and Mental Health  by Dawn R. Norris  Our jobs are often a big part of our identities, and when we are fired, we can feel confused, hurt, and powerless—at sea in terms of who we are. Drawing on extensive, real-life interviews, Job Loss, Identity, and Mental Health shines a light on the experiences of […]

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