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Dr. Amy Blackstone’s latest Interviews

Dr. Amy Blackstone has been interviewed for the following articles: Politico: 5/7/21 Making Sense of the Baby Bust by Katelyn Fossett NPR’s Weekend Edition: 5/9/21 US Birthrate Drops to Lowest Level in Four Decades with host Lulu Garcia-Navarro  

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Professor Blackstone Interviewed on Kansas City NPR

Segment 2, beginning at 29:04: One woman celebrates her mother’s life through recreating a recipe and another reveals why she and others choose to be childfree. Kansas Citian Natalie Torres Gallagher tells how she reclaimed the heritage of her mother by cooking her rice recipe. For other women, their decision to be childfree means no celebration […]

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Dr. Amy Blackstone interviewed for CNBC Article

Dr. Amy Blackstone was interviewed for a CNBC Article: Why having kids doesn’t necessarily make you happier, according to research Published Tue, Mar 16 20211:04 PM EDT Cory Stieg @CORYSTIEG Parents often refer to their children as their “pride and joy.” But research tells a different story: Having kids doesn’t necessarily make people happier. Most […]

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Dr. Amy Blackstone – Chapter in New Book

Congratulations to Dr. Amy Blackstone who has a chapter “’Am I less of a woman because I don’t have kids?’ Gender Resistance and Reification among Childfree Women” in the new book “The Truth About (M)otherhood: Choosing to be Childfree.”   The Truth About (M)otherhood: Choosing to be Childfree

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Barkan and Rocque (’05) Win Award from ASC

The following article has received the 2020 Outstanding Contribution Award from the Division of Biopsychosocial Criminology of the American Society of Criminology: Steven E. Barkan and Michael Rocque. 2018. “Socioeconomic Status and Racism as Fundamental Causes of Street Criminality.” Critical Criminology 26(2):211-231. Steve Barkan is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at UMaine, while Michael Rocque is Associate Professor of […]

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