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bell hooks, feminist scholar

Born Gloria Jean Watkins in Hopkinsville in 1952, bell hooks is a feminist scholar and prolific author. She received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in 1973, her master’s degree in 1976 from the University of Wisconsin and her doctorate in 1983 from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of numerous critically acclaimed books on the politics of race, gender, class, and culture. Her first book, Ain’ I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism was named one of the “20 most influential women’s books of the last 20 years” by Publishers Weekly in 1992.

Her memoir Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood was featured on bookclub@ket.

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  • bell hooks, feminist scholar (#416)

    bell hooks, a feminist scholar and the author of more than 30 books on issues such as social class, gender and race, discusses her return to Kentucky and her latest book, Belonging: A Culture of Place.