Sarah Kendzior

Sarah Kendzior is best known for her reporting on St. Louis, her coverage of the 2016 election, and her academic research on authoritarian states. She is currently an op-ed columnist for the Globe and Mail and she was named by Foreign Policy as one of the “100 people you should be following on Twitter to make sense of global events.” Her reporting has been featured in many publications, including Politico, Slate, The AtlanticFast CompanyThe Chicago TribuneTeenVogue, and The New York Times. Her books include The View From Flyover Country: Essays by Sarah Kendzior (2018, Flatiron Books) and, most recently, Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America (2020, Flatiron Books).

Posts by Sarah Kendzior

Ferguson in Focus

On August 9, 2014, people had worried that Michael Brown would be forgotten. By September of that same year, it was clear no one would ever forget Brown, but what legacy his death would leave was in question.

Can Minor Languages Make Revolution?

The struggle of two Uzbek journalists shows how the “rules” of online activism—that social media campaigns can inspire widespread support and even changes in policy—are in fact the exception.