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.
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.
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.
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.