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. Her research appears in journals such as Sex Roles, Critical Sociology, and Ethnic and Racial Studies. In 2018 she co-edited a volume of Advances in Gender Research with Tiffany Taylor titled Marginalized Mothers, Mothering from the Margins.
Ph.D. Sociology, North Carolina State University, 2009
Bloch, Katrina, Tiffany Taylor, Jacob Church and Alison R. Buck, 2021. “An Intersectional Approach to the Glass Ceiling: Gender, Race and Share of Middle and Senior Management in US Workplaces,” Sex Roles. 84:312-325.
Bloch, Katrina, Tiffany Taylor and Karen Martinez*. 2020. “Playing the Race Card: White Injury, White Victimhood, and the paradox of Colour-blind Ideology in Anti-Immigrant Discourse” Ethnic and Racial Studies. 43(7):1130-1148.
Taylor, Tiffany and Katrina Bloch (co-editors). 2018. Marginalized Mothers, Mothering from the Margins. Advances in Gender Research. Volume 25. Emerald. United Kingdom.
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
Recipient of the 2021 Kent State University Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award
2019 Sociologists for Women in Society Social Action Initiative Award, “Fundraiser to Benefit Kent State University at Stark’s Food Pantry and Raise Awareness of Food Insecurity”