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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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Professor Barkan Op Ed: “Immigrants Help Make America Great”

Professor Barkan, as part of the Scholars Strategy Network, has an Op Ed in the September 25 Bangor Daily News, “Immigrants Help Make America Great.” Immigrants help make America great By Steven E. Barkan, Special to the BDN • September 25, 2018 9:57 am “We have often heard these past few years that immigrants have high crime […]

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Article on Alum Rocque ’05 in the Bates College News!

Michael Rocque ’05, assistant professor of sociology at Bates College, is in the news again! This time he’s featured in the Bates College News with a focus on the fun toys he keeps in his office for stress relief! Excerpt: ““There are a lot of messages in this office,” says Assistant Professor of Sociology Michael […]

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Professor Blackstone featured in Population Connection E-Magazine

Professor Amy Blackstone was interviewed for an article in the September 2018 issue of Population Connection. See pages 22-25 for the article Professor Amy Blackstone Is {Not} Having a Baby! She is Interviewed by Lee S. Polansky. Excerpt: Amy Blackstone, PhD, is decidedly not having children. She and her husband, Lance, are so committed to the childfree life […]

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Professor Barkan New Book: Race, Crime and Justice

Professor Steven E. Barkan has a new book published today by Oxford University Press: Race, Crime and Justice: The Continuing American Dilemma This is one in a series of “Keynotes in Criminology and Criminal Justice” published by Oxford University Press. Up-to-date, timely, and topical, this text covers the latest research in the field Discusses the racial […]

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Professor Tierney and the Vanderbilt TV News Archives

UMaine Sociology’s new Assistant Professor Amber Tierney was asked to participate in a recent short on the Vanderbilt Television News Archive. She was asked to speak to her archival research on social justice and the media using data from the Archive in order to celebrate their 50th Anniversary this August. You can see her segment […]

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Dr. Sporer Chapter in “Criminalization of Mental Illness Reader”

Dr. Karyn Sporer reports that a recent book chapter is officially published/printed in the Criminalization of Mental Illness Reader (Slate & Johnson, eds), from Carolina Academic Press, which is an accompaniment to an acclaimed book by Slate & Johnson on persons with mental illness and the criminal justice system. Her chapter is called, “Family violence and mental […]

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