Dr. Kristen Blake

  • Chair and Professor of History and Political Science
  • Division: Social Sciences
  • Department: History

Why I love teaching at Molloy College

Molloy provides a unique setting for faculty and students to interact effectively with one another. I enjoy working with our students and constantly encourage them to seek new horizons by applying to graduate schools and other professional programs.

Academic Interests

  • Cold War in the Near East

  • Political and economic development of Inner Asia

  • Women and gender in Developing Countries

  • Advancement of education in Developing Countries

  • Settlement of refugees and humanitarian aid

What I am working on

I am currently working on two book projects: The Comparative Politics of China, Japan, and the Middle East; and Iran in the 21st Century.

Educational Philosophy

I think of the learning process as a journey undertaken by both the instructor and the students. It is a process of self-reflection and growth. The teaching profession has its own rewards when students appreciate an instructor's efforts and look up to that instructor as a role model.

Educational Background

Dr. Blake received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in Inner Asian and Altaic Studies.

The U.S.-Soviet Confrontation in Iran, 1945-1962. Lanham, Md: University Press of America, 2009.