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bell hooks

bell hooksAKA Gloria Jean Watkins

Born: 9-Sep-1952
Birthplace: Hopkinsville, KY

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Sociologist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Ain't I A Woman

Adopted the name of her maternal grandmother as her pen name.

Father: Veodis Watkins (janitor)
Mother: Rosa Bell Watkins (housewife)
Brother: Kenneth
Sister: Sarah
Sister: Theresa
Sister: Valeria
Sister: Gwenda
Sister: Angela
Boyfriend: Nathaniel Mackey (poet, co-habited for ten years)

    High School: Crispus Attucks High School, Hopkinsville, KY
    University: BA English, Stanford University (1973)
    University: MA English, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1976)
    Teacher: English and Black Studies, University of Southern California (1976-79)
    University: PhD, University of California at Santa Cruz (1983)
    Professor: Afro-American Studies and English, Yale University (1985-88)
    Professor: Women's Studies and American Literature, Oberlin College (1988-94)
    Professor: English, City College of New York (1994-)

    Occupy Love (7-Oct-2012) · Herself

Author of books:
Ain't I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism (1981, essays)
Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center (1984, essays)
Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black (1989, essays)
Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics (1990, essays)
Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life (1991, essays)
Black Looks: Race and Representation (1992, essays)
Daughters of the Dust: The Making of an African American Woman's Film (1992, film studies)
Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery (1993, essays)
A Woman's Mourning Song (1993, poetry)
Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom and Outlaw Culture (1994, education)
Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representation (1994, essays)
Killing Rage: Ending Racism (1995, criticism)
Art on My Mind: Visual Politics (1995, art criticism)
Reel To Real: Race, Sex, and Class at the Movies (1996, film criticism)
Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood (1996, memoir)
Wounds of Passion: A Writing Life (1997, memoir)
Happy to be Nappy (1999, juvenile)
Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics (2000, politics)
Where We Stand: Class Matters (2000, essays)
All About Love: New Visions (2001, essays)
Homemade Love (2002, juvenile)
Be Boy Buzz (2002, juvenile)
Communion: The Female Search for Love (2003, essays)
Rock My Soul: Black People and Self-Esteem (2004, essays)

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