Rachel Dixon, a native of Lexington, Kentucky, is a resident researcher at the Kettering Foundation.
Dixon has published papers on topics ranging from communal identity creation within Lexington’s oldest bagpipe band to models of successful public health-hospital collaboration. Her senior thesis investigated the history of coal-centered rhetoric in Kentucky.
Dixon is passionate about civic engagement, and she has worked in both the University of Kentucky Center for Community Outreach and in Lexington’s office of the mayor. She is interested in the intersection of democracy and public health and in using public deliberation to engage citizens in conversation about contentious issues.
Dixon is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she held a double major in English and writing, rhetoric & digital studies (WRD), with a minor in Spanish.