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Katrina Bloch

Assistant Professor

Katrina Bloch, Ph.D.

Ph.D., North Carolina State University, Sociology

Assistant Professor


454 Main Hall


Courses Taught

Introduction to Sociology

Social Problems

Researching Society

Data Analysis

Data Analysis Lab

Sociology of Gays and Lesbians

Inequality in Societies (Experiential learning)

Deviant Behavior


Key Publications and Presentations

Warren, Dierdre and Katrina Bloch. Forthcoming. “Framing Gay Marriage: Media Constructions of California’s Proposition 8” The Social Science Journal 

Bloch, Katrina,Rodney Engen, and Kylie Parrotta. Forthcoming 2014. “The Intersection of Race and Gender: An Examination of Sentencing Outcomes in North Carolina” Criminal Justice Studies.

 Katrina Bloch and Tiffany Taylor. 2014 “Welfare Queens and Anchor Babies: A Comparative Study of Stigmatized Mothers.” in Mothering in the Age of Neoliberalism edited by Melinda Vandenbeld Giles. Ontario: Demeter Press.  

Bloch, Katrina. 2013. “Anyone can be an illegal:” Color-blind Ideology and Maintaining Latino/Citizen Borders” Critical Sociology online first doi: 10.1177/0896920512466274 

Bloch, Katrina and Tiffany Taylor. 2012. “Overworked or Underworked? Examining the Hour Mismatch for Women and Men in the United States.”  Sociological Spectrum 32: 37-60.


Notable Services

2011-2013: Co-Chair of the Committee on Academic Justice for Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS).

2012-Present: Sociology Department Coordinator at Kent State University at Stark.


Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Research Areas
  • Immigrant Restrictions Ideology
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Sentencing
Katrina Bloch
Department of Sociology