In this episode of #TheSpeakerShow, Maria Franzoni interviews Kari Nixon. Adept at pairing qualitative and quantitative data into moving narratives that guide audiences through difficult conversations and social dilemmas, Kari Nixon’s expertise in public health adoption and debate came into broader relevance than ever in March 2020, when the COVID-19 Pandemic swept the globe.
She is an Assistant Professor of English at Whitworth University, where she regularly teaches about zombies, medical ethics, the problematic pressures on the health care system, and social justice issues for marginalized races and genders. Her new book, Quarantine Life: From Cholera to COVID-19, what Pandemics Teach us about Parenting, Work, Life and Community from 1700 to Today was published in June 2021.
In this fascinating episode, we discuss a range of her views on issues including: