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writer , English educator

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

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 of Wisconsin, 1976;Doctor of Philosophy in English, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1987.

Career

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

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father:
Veodis Watkins

mother:
Rosa Bell Watkins