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University of Maine
2016 election, history of public opinion, polling, women and politics, political participation, gay and lesbian politics, race and politics, gender equity in the academy
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About Me

Prof. Fried’s research primarily concerns public opinion, particularly the history and political uses of public opinion in the United States, as well as political ideas and activism. A recent project focused on U.S. government of racial tensions during World War II. Fried is currently working on a book on the strategic promotion of distrust in the United States.

In addition, Fried has conducted research on abortion politics, campaigns for marriage equality and same-day voter registration, gender politics, and environmental politics.

Recent Publications

In addition to multiple articles and book chapters, Fried has published two books, and Pathways to Polling: Crisis, Cooperation, and the Making of Public Opinion Professions (Routledge Press, 2012) and Muffled Echoes: Oliver North and the Politics of Public Opinion (Columbia University Press, 1997).

Recent articles include:

  1. (with Douglas B. Harris). The Strategic Promotion of Distrust in Government in the Tea Party Age. The Forum 13 (3): 417-443.
  1. (with Karen Horton and Mary Madden). Promising Organizational Practices for Increasing Faculty Gender Equity. Conference Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education.
  1. Voting Restriction Politics in Maine. (with Emily Shaw). New England Journal of Political Science. Special issue on the “Politics of Voting Laws,” co-edited by Alec Ewald and Amy Fried.
Media Coverage

Fried is a regular commenter on state and national politics and has has her commentary featured in outlets as varied as the New York Times, the Washington Post, Australian Public Radio, Governing, and a multitude of other national and state radio and print outlets.

Her blog was the 2013 Runner-up for Best News Blog by the Maine Press Association.

In addition to her blog, Fried writes a biweekly column for the Bangor Daily News.

In 2015 Amy Fried was named Outstanding faculty member, Service and Outreach, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Maine


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