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Published on May 31, 2016
In her talk, “The Multitudes of a Single Muslim Identity,” Kinza Khan discusses her decision to wear a headscarf, her decision to stop wearing a headscarf, and stereotypes she faces as a young Muslim women in America today.
Khan is an alumna of DePaul University’s College of Law and currently practices as a domestic violence attorney at a legal services non-profit in the Chicago suburbs. During her studies at DePaul, Khan was involved in the Center for Public Interest Law and was a fellow at the International Human Rights Law Institute where she conducted research on the U.N. Convention on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. Khan received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she studied international studies, political science and Islamic world studies. She is interested in civil rights, international human rights law, and public interest law serving marginalized populations. Khan enjoys traveling, running, reading, and writing.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx