Cultural Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Landon Wilkins

Landon Wilkins

Landon Wilkins

African American studies, power-based violence, masculinity, and social reproduction through the lens of education/educational spaces.

Landon Wilkins is an alumnus of the University of Virginia. During his time there, he developed a passion for discovering stories of the past that have impacted our present but have long been forgotten. As part of the requirements for completing his Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, he wrote a thesis entitled, “Deflowering History: An Examination of Rape, Slavery, and the University of Virginia.” This work delved into the story of a 17-year-old enslaved woman who was raped by three students in April of 1850. The work that he conducted involved searching the archives nationwide, reading law, and discovering the power of culture in everyday life. His work led him to the Curry School at the University of Virginia where he completed his Masters of Educational Psychology with a focus on Social Foundations. He spent his time studying the impact of education on different groups and cultures, also learning about the institutional powers of education past and present. At the same time, Landon began to TA for classes discussing oppression, power-based violence, and culture. This all directed him to George Mason University’s Cultural Studies PhD program where he is currently studying and teaching. In his spare time, Landon volunteers at the Charlottesville Waldorf School in multiple positions including development, the Parent Association, and building and grounds. He also coaches his son’s baseball and basketball teams.

Courses Taught

GLOA 101: Introduction to Global Affairs

Education

Piedmont Virginia Community College, Associates of Science

University of Virginia, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

University of Virginia, Master of Educational Psychology

Recent Presentations

February 2016: Presented "Affliction and Admission: How the Conscious Retraction Promotes Academic Integrity at the University of Virginia" at the International Conference for Academic Integrity.

In the Media

Featured in summer 2016's Virginia Magazine in an article entitled, "Modern Honor: Honor's Single Sanction Barely Survived a Vote. Now What?" found here.