Faculty News

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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New York Times Opinion Piece by Professor Blackstone

Opinion Grow Old Like ‘The Golden Girls’ We can’t all depend on adult children to stave off loneliness. College-style living — “minus the keg stands” — can help. By Amy Blackstone Dr. Blackstone is a sociologist. June 7, 2019 The folklore of parenthood tells us that if we have children and invest the requisite time, money and love, we […]

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Dr. Blackstone quoted in The Guardian article on Joe Biden

Joe Biden’s non-apology to Anita Hill casts long shadow over 2020 run Biden’s bid for president has invited renewed questions over his handling of Hill’s 1991 testimony – and his failure to say sorry Tom McCarthy Sat 27 Apr 2019 01.00 EDTLast modified on Sat 27 Apr 2019 01.20 EDT  Biden, the committee chair, points angrily at Clarence Thomas […]

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Prof Blackstone wins 2019 SWS Feminist Activism Award!

Congratulations to the SWS 2019 Feminist Activism Award Winner: Amy Blackstone     The SWS Feminist Activism Award, established in 1995, is presented annually to an SWS member who has notably and consistently used sociology to improve conditions for women in society. The award honors outstanding feminist advocacy efforts that embody the goal of service to […]

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Blackstone interviewed for Vox Article on Harassment

From Vox.com: The Biden allegations are a reminder of the small invasions women deal with every day These moments all add up to hold women back. By Anna North  Apr 4, 2019, 9:00am EDT “Affectionate” is the word people keep using. Former vice president and presumptive presidential candidate Joe Biden “is extremely affectionate, extremely flirtatious in a completely safe […]

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Blackstone is interviewed for WIRED article

Professor Amy Blackstone was interviewed for this article in WIRED: ‘WHY DON’T YOU WANT KIDS?’ ‘BECAUSE APOCALYPSE!’ By Emma Grey Ellis; March 28, 2019 This story is part of a week-long series on reproduction, from prenatal testing to male birth control. ARE YOU PREGNANT yet? Don’t you like kids? Well, it’s different when it’s your own child. Being […]

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Professor Blackstone on Maine Public’s show “Maine Calling”!

Professor Amy Blackstone and her husband Lance were interviewed on the popular Maine Public Radio show “Maine Calling” with Jennifer Rooks on December 6, 2018. Professor Blackstone’s upcoming book is “Child Free by Choice” and she and her husband write a blog called “we’re {not} having a baby.” The show, titled “Child Free: The Choice […]

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Professor Blackstone’s latest article in “Trends in Diversity”

Professor Amy Blackstone has collaborated with the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality/Rising Tide Center Director, Susan K. Gardner, on an article that’s just come out in a new open source journal, Trends in Diversity: Mobilization in Response to Workplace Harassment: Lessons from One University Setting Amy Blackstone and Susan K. Gardner Abstract We examine experiences of and responses […]

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Professor Blackstone quoted in Moneyish

Professor Amy Blackstone’s work as a childfree researcher is once again the highlight of an article, “Why these women chose to be childfree – and why that’s completely fine “ by Meers Jagannathan that appears in the online in Moneyish, a standalone, independent site within the Dow Jones Media Group, a vibrant collection of digital media […]

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