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Blake Martin


Ph.D. in Sociology

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Blake Martin received her B.A. from the Honors College at the University of South Florida with a major in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (concentrations History and Political Science) and a minor in Spanish.  She graduated with her MA from the Department of Sociology at the University of South Florida in the Spring of 2014.  Her MA thesis, Managing Family Food Consumption: Going Beyond Gender in the Kitchen, examined the role foodie culture plays in the daily of provisioning of food among primarily middle-class families with tween aged children.

In the fall of 2014, she began the PhD program in Sociology at North Carolina State University.  She is currently Vice President of the Sociology Graduate Student Association and chair of the Social and Cultural Events Committee.  She also serves as a graduate student representative on the Council on the Status of Women at NC State.

Her research interests are the sociology of food, family, and consumer culture.  For her dissertation research she plans to study how children experience food in the context of the home.

Teaching and Research Interests

Sociology of Food and Environment

Sociology of Family and the Life Course

Feminist Sociology

Qualitative Methods


  • Martin, Blake.  “Foodie Fathers: Doing Gender in the Family Kitchen.”  Washington, D.C. Sociologists for Women in Society.  Winter Meeting 2015.  February 2015.
  • Martin, Blake.  “Managing Family Food Consumption”.  Nashville, TN.  Sociologists for Women in Society.  Winter Meeting 2014.  February 2014.
  • Martin, Blake.  “Vegetarians and the Construction of the Good Mother”.  Tampa, FL. Graduate Student Conference: Identities and Inequalities in a Globalizing World.  October 2013.


Instructor of Record

  • SOC 202: Principles of Sociology (Fall 2015)



B.A. Interdisciplinary Social Science University of South Florida 2012

M.A. Sociology University of South Florida 2014