Bell Hooks biography

Bell Hooks

Philosopher, Author

1952 –

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Who is Bell Hooks?

Gloria Jean Watkins, better known by her pen name bell hooks, is an American author, feminist, and social activist. She took her nom de plume from her maternal great-grandmother Bell Blair Hooks.

Her writing has focused on the interconnectivity of race, capitalism, and gender and what she describes as their ability to produce and perpetuate systems of oppression and class domination. She has published over thirty books and numerous scholarly and mainstream articles, appeared in several documentary films and participated in various public lectures. Primarily through a postmodern perspective, hooks has addressed race, class, and gender in education, art, history, sexuality, mass media and feminism.

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Born
Sep 25, 1952
Hopkinsville
Also known as
  • Gloria Jean Watkins
Parents
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Stanford University
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Hopkinsville High School
Lived in
  • Kentucky

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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