Katrina Bloch’s research examines the interplay between ideology and the social structure for the reproduction of inequality across multiple sites, including nativism, the criminal justice system, family and workplaces. She recently co-edited a book that examines the social processes that lead to inequality with Carissa Froyum and Tiffany Taylor (Creating and Contesting Social Inequalities, Oxford University Press, 2017). Katrina Bloch is an associate professor of sociology and LGBT minor faculty affiliate at the Kent State Stark campus. She teaches a variety of inequality and research methods courses, and she particularly enjoys teaching statistics.
Ph.D. Sociology, North Carolina State University, 2009
Froyum, Carrissa, Katrina Bloch and Tiffany Taylor (editors). 2017. Making a Difference: Contemporary Readings in Creating and Contesting Social Inequalities, Oxford University Press.
Bloch, Katrina. 2016. “It is just SICKENING”; Emotions and Moral Identities on an Anti-Immigrant Discussion Forum. Sociological Focus 49 (4), 257-270.
Bloch, Katrina. 2014. “Anyone can be an illegal:” Color-blind Ideology and Maintaining Latino/Citizen Borders” Critical Sociology 40 (1): 47-65. (published online first 2013)
Bloch, Katrina, Rodney Engen, and Kylie Parrotta. 2014. “The Intersection of Race and Gender: An Examination of Sentencing Outcomes in North Carolina” Criminal Justice Studies. 27(4):419-438.
Bloch, Katrina 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.
Warren, Dierdre and Katrina Bloch. 2014. “Framing Gay Marriage: Media Constructions of California’s Proposition 8” The Social Science Journal. 51(4):503-513