Sarah Blake, PhD

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Sociology Department

Programs I Teach


  • PhD, Sociology (2015)
    Washington State University (WA)
  • MS, Sociology (2007)
    Southern Connecticut State University (CT)
  • BA, Sociology (2004)
    Central Connecticut State University (CT)

About Me

I am an environmental sociologist with research interests in social and environmental justice and resource governance. I work to integrate my research, particularly issues of social justice, into all courses that I teach. My teaching focuses on transformational and community engaged learning. I encourage students to think about how they can see sociology in their own lives. It’s important for students to take their academic work beyond the classroom and make connections with other courses and the real world. This encourages students to critically evaluate the world around them and turn sociological skills into life-long skills.


  • Blake, S. (2016). Ecological Resilience in New York City's Water Supply System: The Role of Adaptive Management in Combating Vulnerabilities. Resilience and Environmental Justice in the City, Routledge Press.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Sociological Association