Policy Center Welcomes Amy Blackstone

The Policy Center is pleased to welcome Amy Blackstone, Professor of Sociology, as a new member of the Center. Amy joined UMaine in 2003. She has served as Chairperson in Sociology and Director of UMaine’s ADVANCE Rising Tide Center. Her research includes studies of women’s civic engagement, workplace climate and harassment, and the childfree choice. Professor Blackstone’s research has been featured in Huffington Post, Ms., CNN, MSNBC, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, TODAY, public radio, and a variety of other local and national media outlets. Her most recent teaching and research projects focus on women’s leadership and the sociology of food.

In joining the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, Amy most looks forward to collaborations with diverse groups of students, community members, and faculty from across campus and the state. She and her husband Lance are enthusiastic residents of downtown Bangor, making their home at 58 Main where they are involved in efforts to bring nationally and internationally renowned musicians to town and provide space for a variety of events in support of area non-profits.