Jamilia Blake studies the causes and effects of bullying at school and its impact on victims. Specifically, she is interested in exploring peer-directed aggression in ethnic/minority populations and females and the relation between peer-directed aggression and children’s psychological/social adjustment, academic achievement, and familial risk and protective factors. She is co-author of the report Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood, which focuses on adult perceptions of black girls and found that adults view black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than their white peers. She also was a member of one of eight interdisciplinary research projects that shared $7 million in funding from Round 2 of Texas A&M’s X-grants program, an initiative of the 10-year, $100 million President’s Excellence Fund. Her project is titled Eliminating Bias in School Discipline Through Teacher Training.” She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology, all from the University of Georgia.