Mary Kate Blake

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology

ASB 337


Ph.D. – Sociology, University of Notre Dame
M.A. – Sociology, University of Notre Dame
M.A.Ed. – Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Virginia Tech
B.A. – Marquette University


Blake, Mary Kate. 2020. “Other Duties as Assigned: The Ambiguous Role of the High School Counselor.” OnlineFirst, Sociology of Education.

Blake, Mary Kate. 2019. “Self- And Group Racial/Ethnic Identification among Emerging Adults.” Emerging Adulthood 7(2):138-149.

Blake, Mary Kate. 2018. “All Talk and No Action? Racial Differences in College Behaviors and Attendance.” Sociological Perspectives 61(4):553-572.


My research interests include sociology of education, social stratification, racial and ethnic self-identification, and research methods. I have completed qualitative and quantitative projects exploring organizational and individual obstacles facing low-income and minority students in educational achievement and attainment. Other work is situated on the racial and ethnic identification process of multiracial individuals.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Sociology
The Family
Research Methods I
Sociology of Education
Systems of Social Stratification
Urban Sociology

Curriculum Vitae