Faculty News

Dr. Amber Tierney’s 3-10-2020 Op Ed in Bangor Daily News

On March 10, 2020, Dr. Amber Tierney was a guest columnist for the Bangor Daily News as part of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network. Want to win an election? Think more like an activist. By Amber Tierney, Opinion guest column • March 10, 2020 6:00 am The race to seize the 2020 Democratic presidential […]

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Dr. Sporer Interviewed for Article in New England Psychologist

Dr. Karyn Sporer was interviewed for an article in the November 2019 New England Psychologist magazine. The article “Study identifies resiliency strategies for family members of violent patients” is co-written by UMaine Sociology alumnae Katarina Monahan. From the New England Psychologist: “Family members of people with severe mental illness and violent tendencies often feel confused and […]

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Barkan and Rocque ’05 Author New Crime Prevention Textbook

In Crime Prevention: Programs, Policies, and Practices, criminologists Steven E. Barkan and Michael Rocque present a well-rounded exploration of evidence-based policies, programs, and practices. Grounded in criminological theory and emphasizing the social, psychological, and biological roots of crime, this text presents current research, perspectives, and examples that capture the key crime prevention concepts students should understand, […]

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Sporer published in Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology

#JESUISPARIS?: AN APPEAL TO HYPOCRISY AND JUSTIFICATIONS FOR MASS CASUALTY VIOLENCE Karyn Sporer, University of Maine; Michael K. Logan, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Gina S. Ligon, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Doug C. Derrick, University of Nebraska at Omaha Abstract We draw from Sykes and Matza’s techniques of neutralization theory to interpret how Islamic […]

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Professor Sporer Recognized in various articles

Dr. Karyn Sporer’s work on coping strategies used by family members of violent children with severe mental illness was recognized in an article in the UMaine News, picked up by another website, and featured on local TV: Research examines coping strategies used by family members of violent children with severe mental illness August 12, 2019 […]

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Steven F. Cohn 1939-2019

Steven F. Cohn, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, died July 29, 2019, from complications of Parkinson’s at the age of 79. He came to the University of Maine in 1971 after obtaining his Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University, where he studied with sociological luminaries such as Robert K. Merton. In 1971-1972 he played a leading […]

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Most Downloaded ASA Journal Articles in 2018

Professor Amy Blackstone has just learned some great news! Her 2012 American Sociological Review article,  “Sexual Harassment, Workplace Authority, and the Paradox of Power”, was the 2nd most downloaded article of all American Sociological Association journals in 2018. This article was written with Heather McLaughlin (UMaine sociology 2006 alum) and Chris Uggen of the University of […]

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Barkan New York Times Letter to the Editor

Professor Steve Barkan has a letter to the editor in the New York Times: Opinion LETTERS Trump, ‘Exploiting Racism for Political Gain’ Readers discuss the president’s “go back” tweet and reflect on earlier calls of “America, love it or leave it.” July 19, 2019 To the Editor: Re “Trump Steps Up Attack on 4 Congresswomen, to […]

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Sporer and Monaghan ’19 Published in Journal of Family Issues

Professor Karyn Sporer and recent graduate Katarina Monaghan ’19, with Lisa Seropolous of Southern New Hampshire University, wrote an article “Finding the ‘Golden Moments’: Strategies of Perseverance Among Parents and Siblings of Persons With Severe Mental Illness and Violent Tendencies” which has been published in the Journal of Family Issues. Abstract: This article examines strategies family […]

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