June 23, 2020

Larycia Hawkins — On Wearing a Hijab, Losing Tenure at a Prestigious College, and Embodied Solidarity

Larycia Hawkins — On Wearing a Hijab, Losing Tenure at a Prestigious College, and Embodied Solidarity

Larycia Hawkins is a scholar, a speaker, and a Professor at University of Virginia. She was the first female African-American tenured professor at Wheaton College — the Harvard University of Christian colleges.

Larycia Hawkins is a scholar, a speaker, and a Professor at University of Virginia. She was the first female African-American tenured professor at Wheaton College — the Harvard University of Christian colleges.

She accidentally fell into the national spotlight when, in 2015, she decided to wear a hijab in an act of embodied solidarity during a time in our country when then presidential candidate Trump was sppreading hateful rhetoric about Muslims on a daily basis.

During this chat, we discuss the current polarized political and societal climate in America, the public lynching of George Floyd, how white people can help most during this time, losing her tenured professor position, and so much more.

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