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Lecture: University of Virginia Professor Larycia Hawkins
March 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
“Of Hijabs and Hoodies: Embodying Solidarity in the Age of Trump” by Dr. Larycia Hawkins
The St. Olaf College Religion Department will host a public talk by University of Virginia Assistant Professor of Politics and Religious Studies Larycia Hawkins titled “Of Hijabs and Hoodies: Embodying Solidarity in the Age of Trump.”
Hawkins is a scholar, a political science professor, and activist. In a December 10, 2015, Facebook post, she declared her intention to don a hijab in embodied solidarity with Muslim sisters throughout the Christian season of Advent. The post initiated a national and international conversation about the nature of God and the possibilities for multi-faith solidarity in a time where Islamaphobia, xenophobia, religiously motivated hate crimes, and racism are more prolific than any time in history.
Hawkins teaches and researches at the University of Virginia, where she is jointly appointed as an assistant professor in the departments of Politics and Religious Studies; serves as a Faculty Fellow at the university’s Institute of Advanced Studies in Culture; is a Contributor to the Project on Lived Theology; and co-convenes the Henry Luce Foundation project “Religion and Its Publics.”