Research Interests: Tribal communities; Unemployment; Prisoner Reentry; Concentrated Disadvantage; Rural Poverty; Neighborhood Effects; Qualitative Methods; Social Policy
Blythe George graduated from Dartmouth College in 2012 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.
Blythe is a member of the Yurok Tribe, and she is attending Harvard University as an Ashford Fellow. Blythe received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in 2014 for her first project, where she examined the intersection of unemployment, gender, and crime on the Yurok and Hoopa reservations, located in Northern California. For her dissertation, Blythe is using longitudinal in-depth interviews and ethnographic work in the Yurok tribal court to document the effects of prisoner re-entry on the reservation communities of Hoopa and Klamath. This work has also been funded by the Social Science Research Council’s Mellon Mays Initiatives and the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.
BA, Sociology, Dartmouth College (2012)