Here you will find information on my upcoming presentations and talks, recent media appearances, and past presentations.
PolicyMic, “Why You Should Never Have Taken That Prestigious Internship”. Q & A with me on the perils of the “prestige economy”. (6/14/13)
Savage Minds, “Savage Minds Interview: Sarah Kendzior” (5/12/13)
From PhD to Life, “Transition Q & A: Sarah Kendzior” (4/5/13)
2014 “Youth and Media in Central Asia”, Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh
BoingBoing, “Presenting political argument on Twitter, and the ‘prestige economy’”. Nice write-up of my ideas from Cory Doctorow (12/1/13)
Daily Maverick, “Job creation’ is wishful thinking, not policy”. Applying my theory of the post-employment economy to South Africa (11/26/13)
Spiritual Journalism, “I have seen tomorrow, and it looks like Kazakhstan” (11/11/13) Good analysis of my journalistic roots in Central Asia .
1380 AM “Let’s Talk Shop” with Teacha Tigue and Dawn Meadows. Interview about media, economy and working for Al Jazeera English (10/30/13)
Slate, “‘I Quit Academia,” an Important, Growing Subgenre of American Essays”. In which I am “Al-Jazeera English’s firebrand of social and economic justice” (10/24/13)
Eric Garland, “Exploitation should not be a rite of passage”: “Her intellectual voice is the equivalent of a Les Paul through a 100 watt Marshall amp – broad, powerful and piercing because of its rigor and lack of compromise.” Profile of my work by Eric Garland, who is too kind. (10/10/13)
The Telegraph, “US government shutdown: anger and disbelief as closures begin” (9/30/13)
Buzzfeed, “14 Tweets That Shut Down Twitter” (9/30/13) Fulfilling my childhood dream of topping a listicle as my nation collapses.
Informed Commoner, “The Great Sarah Kendzior Catch-up!” (9/27/13) Another nice write-up.
The Baffler, “Academy Fight Song”. My “hard-hitting articles on the adjunct situation” cited by Thomas Frank (August 2013)
Foreign Policy, “The FP Twitterati 100″. Named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of “the 100 people you should be following to make sense of global events” (8/13/13)
The Nation, “Want to Make Internships More Just? Stop Requiring School Credit” (6/28/13)
Global Post, “‘Meaningless’ music? Banned in Uzbekistan!” (6/24/13)
VOA Uzbek, “As Uzbeks share their pain on the internet, they create their own identity”. In Uzbek. (6/12/13)
BBC Uzbek, “Three years after the tragedy in southern Kyrgyzstan, how are people getting by?” In Uzbek. (6/7/13)
Informed Commoner, “The Best of Sarah Kendzior”. Nice write-up of my work (5/18/13)
Monocle 24 radio, live interview about Chechnya and ethnic prejudice in the US (4/21/13)
HuffPost Live, “The Politics of Chechnya” (4/19/13)
Jim Richards Show, NewsTalk 1010. Spoke on live radio about discrimination against Muslims after Boston bombings. (4/19/13)
Washington Post, “Uzbekistan officials call Harlem Shake ‘a vortex full of meaninglessness and shamelessness’” (4/10/13)
Voice of America, “Experts: Central Asia on the threshold of an uncertain future” (in Uzbek) (3/27/13)
Buzzfeed, “How Foreign Governments Make Sure You Don’t Know They’re Lobbying You” (3/21/13)
Radio Free Europe, “How Social Networks Are Dealing With Terrorists” (2/19/13)
Anthropology Works, “The 64 best cultural anthropology dissertations: 2012″ (2/10/13)
The Seattle Spectator, “Speakers Address Election Fraud in Uzbekistan” (1/23/13)
Academia.edu, “Impacting the world one paper upload at a time: Spotlight on Sarah Kendzior” (1/22/13)
BBC Uzbek, “Conference in Seattle on regime change in Uzbekistan”. Uzbek-language interview on political succession in Uzbekistan (1/20/13)
CBC News, “Aaron Swartz and the Battle for Open Access” (1/17/13)
HuffPost Live, “Aaron Swartz’s Legacy”. Interviewed on academic paywalls and publishing. (1/15/13)
Voice of America Uzbek “Sara Kendzior: O’qimishli fuqarolarga imkon bermaslik – O’zbekiston fojiasi” (“Sarah Kendzior: The tragedy of Uzbekistan is that educated citizens are being denied opportunities”) (12/20/12)
Radio Free Europe, “Gulnara Karimova takes the fight to Twitter” (11/30/12)
BBC Uzbek, “‘Twitter’ da Gulnora Karimova va ‘boshqa’lar bilan dahanaki jangnter”. (“A war of words between Gulnara Karimova and ‘others’ on Twitter”). Interview about the daughter of the dictator of Uzbekistan attacking me on Twitter (11/30/12)
Azadliq (Radio Free Europe – Azerbaijan), interviewed live in the studio about internet use in Azerbaijan (11/7/12)
Al Jazeera, The Stream, “The Meme Election” (10/31/12)
Der Standard, “Die hungernden Doktoren der Neuen Welt”. Interviewed on my Al Jazeera article “The closing of American academia” (10/5/2012)
United Academics Magazine, “UA Podcast: The Misuse of the ‘Muslim World’” Podcast about my Al Jazeera article “The fallacy of the phrase, ‘the Muslim world’”. (9/26/12)
Voice of America, “Freedom of Speech and the Dangerous Games of East and West”. In Russian. Interviewed about stereotypical portrayal of Muslims in media, especially in former Soviet Union. (9/24/12)
HuffPost Live, “Higher Ed, Lower Wages”. Interviewed for segment on my Al Jazeera article “The Closing of American Academia” (8/29/12)
BBC Azeri, “Why are there no young leaders?” Interviewed on Azerbaijan’s political prospects. In Azerbaijani. (8/22/12)
Transitions Online, “Fear and self-censorship on the Uzbek internet”. Review of my New America Foundation article on Uzbek internet freedom (7/31/12)
BBC World Service, Interviewed on live radio about the conflict in Tajikistan (7/29/12)
Foreign Policy, “Introducing the FPwomeratti”. Included on list of top 100 female foreign policy experts on Twitter (6/19/12)
BBC Uzbek, “‘Ўзбекистонда ўз ҳуқуқингни билиш давлатга қарши амал’..ми?” Uzbek-language interview about law and justice in Uzbekistan (6/19/12)
Student Life, “Exploring the effects of ‘Slacktivism’”. Interview about online activism and the Kony2012 case (4/26/12)
Radio Free Europe, “How Azerbaijan’s Government Crushes Online Dissent”. Article about my new paper in the Journal of Communication (3/14/12)
Voice of America, Russian service: “Uzbekistan has banned Wikipedia”. Interview with me on online media censorship in Uzbekistan (2/25/12)
TIME magazine: Must-Reads from Around the World (2/24/12)
2013 “How (and Why) to Write for the Public” Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
2013 “AAA Roundtable: Anthropologists on the Job Market: How Departments and Job Seekers Can Respond to the Employment Crisis.” American Anthropological Association meeting, Chicago, IL
2013 “Media and Democratization in Post-Soviet Nations”. Workshop, George Washington University, Washington, DC.
2013 “The Myth of the Skills Gap”. Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario. Toronto, Canada.
2013 “National security, social media and the publicity of academic findings”. Panelist. Worldviews conference on Global Trends in Media and Higher Education. Massey College, University of Toronto, Canada.
2013 ”The under-reported story: The role of university campuses in the Arab Spring”. Panelist. Worldviews conference on Global Trends in Media and Higher Education. Massey College, University of Toronto, Canada.
2013 “Digital Memory and a Massacre: Post-Soviet Uzbek Identity in the Age of Social Media”, George Washington University, Washington DC. (Also presented at U.S. Department of State.)
2013 “A Tangled Web: Internet Censorship and Privacy”. Panel discussion hosted by the International Leadership Program, Washington University in St. Louis.
2013 “The Human Rights Information Revolution”. Panel moderator at annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University, Washington University at St. Louis.
2013 “The Crisis of Consistency in Uzbekistan” Central Asia Security Workshop, George Washington University, Washington DC
2013 “Internet Revolutions and the Problem of Political Culture”. Guest speaker for course “Social Media and Global Change” at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
2013 “Beyond Succession: The Politics of Fear in Uzbekistan”. Conference on Potential Regime Change in Uzbekistan and its Ramifications, hosted by API. Seattle University, Washington.
2012 “The Effect of the Internet on Civic Engagement Under Authoritarianism: The Case of Azerbaijan”. 7th Annual Giganet Symposium, Baku, Azerbaijan.
2012 “The Internet in Central Asia and the Caucasus”. Central Eurasian Studies Society roundtable panelist, Indiana University, Bloomington.
2012 “Not Talking About a Revolution: The Internet in Post-Soviet Authoritarian States”. Harriman Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY.
2012 “Human Rights in Uzbekistan”. Panelist at Registan conference on Social Trends and Stability in Central Asia, Arlington, VA.
2012 “Challenges to Internet Freedom in Central Asia”. New America Foundation private roundtable on Digital Freedom of Expression and Civic Engagement in the Caucasus and Central Asia, Washington DC
2012 “The Impact of Social Media in Azerbaijan”. Internet at Liberty 2012: Promoting Progress and Freedom, sponsored by Google, Washington DC.
2012 “‘Recognize the Spies’: Transparency and Political Power in Uzbek Cyberspace” Affective States: Exploring Emotion in Political Life, University of Manchester, UK.
2012 “Uzbekistan’s Digital Diaspora: Conflicting Views of Uzbek Identity Online”. Having Your Say Online: The People’s Voice in Authoritarian Contexts, sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University.
2011 “The Accidental Dissidents: Cynicism and the Politics of Uzbek Opposition”
American Anthropological Association meeting, Montreal, Canada.
2010 “Reclaiming Ma’naviyat: Morality, Criminality and Dissident Politics in Uzbekistan”
Central States Anthropological Society meeting, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
2010 “The Andijon Massacre Reconsidered: Central Asia Five Years after the May 13
Events”. Roundtable organizer and panelist. Central Eurasian Studies Society
Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing.
2009 “The Virtual Dissident: Uzbek Political Dissent in a Digital Age”
Association of Internet Researchers annual conference, Milwaukee, WI.
2009 “Reflections on ‘High Morality’: Official and Dissenting Views of Ma’naviyat in
Uzbekistan” Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropology Research, Workshop on
Anthropology of the State in Central Asia, University of Manchester at Buxton, UK.
2008 “A Reporter without Borders: Internet Politics and State Violence in Uzbekistan”
Workshop on Times of Trouble: Violence in Eurasia, from Past to Present. Social
Science Research Council, New York, NY.
2006 “Uzbek Propaganda and the Invention of Akromiya”
Central Eurasian Studies Society Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
2006 “The Invention of Akromiya in Uzbekistan” Middle East and Central Asia Politics,
Economic and Society Conference, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
2005 “American Media Coverage of Uzbekistan” British Association for Slavonic
and East European Studies Conference on the Mass Media in Post-Soviet Russia,
University of Surrey, UK.
2005 “All the News Not Fit to Print: American Newspaper Coverage of Uzbekistan”
Central Eurasian Studies Society Conference, Boston University