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Bell Hooks

Bell Hooks, American English educator, writer. Recipient Writer's award Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, 1994.

Background

  • Hooks, Bell was born on September 25, 1952 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, United States. Daughter of Veodis and Rosa Bell Watkins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English, Stanford University, 1973. Master of Arts in English, University Wisconsin, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy in English, University California, Santa Cruz, 1987.

    Career

    • Professor African and Afro-American Studies, English Yale University, New Haven, 1980-1985. Associate professor Women's Studies, American Literature Oberlin (Ohio) College, 1985-1994. Distinguished professor English City College of New York, since 1994.

    Works

    • Art on My Mind: Visual Politics (Paperback) - Common
    • A response to the dearth of critical writing by African Americans, this book represents hooks' response to the dialogues about producing, exhibiting and criticizing art that characterize an art world obsessed with identity politics.
    • Black Looks: Race and Representation
    • In these twelve essays, bell hooks digs ever deeper into the personal and political consequences of contemporary representations of race and ethnicity within a white supremacist culture.

    Connections

    • father: Veodis Watkins
    • mother: Rosa Bell Watkins
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    Born September 25, 1952
    (age 65)
    Nationality
    • 1973
      Stanford University
    • 1976
      University Wisconsin
    • 1987
      University California
    • 1980 - 1985
      Professor, African and Afro-American Studies
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States
    • 1985 - 1994
      associate, professor Women's Studies
    • 1994
      distinguished professor, English City College of New York

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