Ph.D. student in Sociology and Social Policy
Blythe George graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in Sociology. At Dartmouth, she was a Mellon Mays Fellow and won the national Beinecke scholarship as a junior and was one of two students to complete the College’s interdisciplinary Senior Fellow opportunity. As part of this extended year-long project, she conducted quantitative and qualitative research on Native student performance in northern California and continued this research after graduation as a data consultant and guidance counselor for area schools. She is attending Harvard University as an Ashford Fellow, and received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in 2014 for her work on concentrated disadvantage on the Yurok and Hoopa reservations, located in Northern California. Ms. George is a member of the Yurok Tribe and her first project will examine the intersection of unemployment, gender, and crime on these reservations, which are set within the context of slack local labor markets and deeply entrenched tribal expectations of men as fathers and providers.