Sarah Blithe, Ph.D.

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University of Colorado
Research Scientist

Dr. Sarah Blithe is a Research Scientist with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) at the University of Colorado Boulder.  Her research is in in organizational communication, with specific attention to intersectional feminism, inclusivity, occupational identity, work-life balance, policy inequalities, and management learning.  Her research is applied and practical; oriented toward implementing positive changes for workers and organizations.

Before joining NCWIT, Dr. Blithe was an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is the author of Gender Equality and Work-Life Balance: Glass Handcuffs and Working Men in the U.S. and Sex and Stigma: Stories of Everyday Life in Nevada’s Legal Brothels. She is also the co-editor of Badass Feminist Politics: Exploring Radical Edges of Feminist Theory, Communication, and Activism. She has published widely in national and international journals, including Human Relations, Management Communication Quarterly, the Journal of Applied Communication Research, Culture and Organization, the Journal of Gender Studies, Management Learning, and the Journal of Communication. Dr. Blithe is the recipient of multiple research and teaching awards, including seven book of the year awards and the 2019 Thornton Peace Prize for her social justice advocacy.


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