Faculty News

Huffington Post Article on Professor Blackstone’s Research

5 Things ‘Childfree’ People Want You To Know A recent study shows the decision is a conscious, ongoing conversation.  08/17/2016 04:56 pm ET As more Americans choose not to have children and celebrities speak honestly about their own decisions, researchers have begun to examine this choice: Who is more likely to be childfree? Why do people decide to be […]

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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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Amy Blackstone writes for Ms. Blog

The online version of Ms. magazine has posted a blog by Amy Blackstone. It’s Politics. What Does Motherhood Have To Do With It? July 20, 2016 by Amy Blackstone | Whether a person has children or not has nothing to do with her qualifications for political office. Yet for women, motherhood is too often used […]

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Blackstone & Stewart ’09 Article Published

Amy Blackstone is pleased to share that “UMaine alum Mahala Stewart ’09 and I have an article, entitled “‘There’s More Thinking to Decide’: How the Childfree Decide Not to Parent,” in the forthcoming volume of The Family Journal. In it, we analyze data from interviews with childfree women and men and find that the processes by […]

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Faculty News and Updates

Our faculty was once again busy in this academic year. Here are some of their highlights: Steve Barkan News Professor Barkan became president of the Textbook and Academic Authors Association in July 2015 for a two-year term after serving as vice president for two years. He presented a paper on obesity and perceived discrimination at […]

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