Alumni News

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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Professor Blackstone & Mahala Stewart ’09 Article Mentioned in Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard has picked up a story about Professor Amy Blackstone and Mahala Stewart’s (’09) latest paper on the childfree. “Media have tended to depict childfree people negatively,likening the decision not to have children to “whether to have pizza or Indian for dinner.” Misperceptions about those who do not have children have serious weight, given that, […]

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Alumni News: Elaine Shute ’83

We are pleased to report that Elaine Shute ’83 has been in touch and gives us this update: “I’ve been working for the U.S. Census Bureau since 2001, gathering data for various surveys in Downeast Maine, where I live with my husband and son. Also, have been a programmer at Community Radio Station WERU https://weru.org/ in Blue […]

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