Amy Blackstone

Professor of Sociology and the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine where she directs Maine NEW Leadership, a residential institute for undergraduate women interested in civic and political leadership. Volunteers for her local feminist health center, Mabel Wadsworth Center, and serves on the advisory boards of the NotMom Summit and the documentary film To Kid or Not to Kid. Her research on topics ranging from the childfree choice to civic engagement has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and featured in such media outlets as TIME, CNN, Elle, BuzzFeed, Bloomberg News, and The Atlantic.