In this episode we speak with Sarah Kendzior, a freelance writer living in St. Louis. She has written about exploitation, particularly in higher education, the diminishing opportunities of America’s youth, and inequality and gentrification. Sarah has also covered internet privacy, political repression, and how the media shape public perception.
A collection of essays, The View From Flyover Country, was published in 2015. Her writing has appeared at POLITICO, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, and The New York Times, among many other outlets, and Sarah has appeared onNPR, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, CBC News, BBC World Service, Citizen Radio, FOX, HuffPost Live.
In addition to her work as a journalist, Sarah is a researcher and consultant. She earned a PhD in anthropology from Washington University in Saint Louis and an MA in Central Eurasian Studies from Indiana University. With a particular expertise in contemporary Uzbekistan, Sarah was named by Foreign Policy in 2013 as one of “the 100 people you should be following on Twitter to make sense of global events”. You can read more at sarahkendzior.com.
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