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About the Author

Amy Blackstone

Amy Blackstone is associate professor and chair of sociology at the University of Maine. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, her research includes studies of workplace harassment, child-free adults, and activism in the breast cancer and antirape movements. Her work has appeared in a variety of journals and edited volumes including Gender & Society, Law & Society Review, American Sociological Review, and the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. Blackstone has served as a consulting editor for Contexts, the American Sociological Association’s public interest magazine. She is currently a member of the Social Science Research Group on the University of Maine’s National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant, for which she examines faculty satisfaction and the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women faculty in particular. Blackstone enjoys her work with numerous undergraduate research assistants and student clubs. In 2011 she received the University of Maine’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Award in Teaching/Advising. Blackstone received her PhD in sociology at the University of Minnesota and her BA in sociology at Luther College.