Episode for June 27, 2021
Sarah Kendzior Episode 380
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Sarah Kendzior is a journalist with a Ph.D. in anthropology who lectures on politics, the economy, and the media. Since 2006, she has regularly given talks and keynotes at universities and policy forums around the world. She is the author of the best-selling book The View From Flyover Country, which was re-released in 2018 after originally being published as an eBook in 2015 and becoming a bestseller the following year, and her new book Hiding in Plain Sight. In 2017, Sarah gave dozens of talks in eight countries, mostly focusing on encroaching autocracy and what to expect in the Trump era.
Sarah Kendzior received her Ph.D. studying the authoritarian states of the former Soviet Union and has since had to put that expertise to use in explaining what is happening to the United States. After receiving her Ph.D. in 2012, she became a columnist for Al Jazeera English, and also began freelancing for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and Quartz. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and spent much of 2014 and 2015 covering the Ferguson uprising and its aftermath. In 2016, Sarah became a columnist at the Globe and Mail, focusing on the US election, and also covered US affairs for the Dutch outlet De Correspondent. Today she continues to write regularly for the Globe and Mail, NBC News, and Fast Company.
Sarah has over 350,000 followers on Twitter and is regularly interviewed by the media both in the US and abroad. In summer 2018, she launched the Gaslit Nation podcast with Andrea Chalupa. She is a recurring guest on the MSNBC show AM Joy, where she discusses corruption in the Trump administration as well as the Russian interference scandal. Sarah has a very large and diverse audience and has been an invited speaker at policy forums, grassroots activist groups, universities, film festivals, and think tanks.
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