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.”
Sociology of Education 93(4):315-330

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
  • Research Methods I — Quantitative Survey Methods
  • Education & Society
  • Inequality in America
  • Gender
  • The Family
  • Urban Sociology
  • Sociology of Pandemics

Curriculum Vitae