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us: hooks, bell, 1952-

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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

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  • Variants

    • us: bell hooks, 1952-
    • us: Watkins, Gloria Jean, 1952-
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Hopkinsville (Ky.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Wisconsin
        • Organization: (naf) University of California, Santa Cruz
        • Organization: (naf) Oberlin College
        • Organization: (naf) Berea College
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) City University of New York
        • Affiliation Start: 1994
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) College teachers
          (lcsh) Novelists
            (lcsh) Feminists
              (lcsh) Women authors, Black
                Social critic
                • Sources

                  • found: Her Ain't I a woman, c1981: t.p. (bell hooks)
                  • found: Her Talking back, 1989, c1988: t.p. (bell hooks) copyright statement (Gloria Watkins) p. 1 (the pen name bell hooks; about myself, about Gloria Jean)
                  • found: Her Breaking bread, 1991: t.p. (bell hooks) p. 4 of cover (professor of English and Women's Studies at Oberlin College)
                  • found: Bell Hooks, cultural criticism & transformation [VR] c1997: opening credits (Bell Hooks, Distinguished Professor of English, City College of New York) container (bell hooks)
                  • found: Reel to real, 1996: CIP t.p. (bell hooks) data sheet (b. 9/25/52)
                  • found: Teaching critical thinking, 2010: (bell hooks; other word on title page capitalized conventionally)
                  • found: Contemporary authors online, 30 August 2011 (bell hooks; born Gloria Jean Watkins, September 25, 1952, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky; social critic, educator, writer; teaches at City University of New York since 1994)
                  • found: African American National Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014: (hooks, bell; Gloria Jean Watkins; intellectual, feminist, educator, cultural critic, social activist, poet; born 24 September 1952 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, United States; BA in English, Stanford University (1968); MA in English, University of Wisconsin (1976); PhD in literature, University of California, Santa Cruz (1983); assumed her great-grandmother's name hooks as homage to female legacies and rendered it in lowercase to accentuate the substance of her work, rather than her identity; adopted the name bell hooks in 1978 with the release of her first book of poems, And There We Wept; she has used the alias ever since; wrote more than thirty books and numerous essays on the arts and pop culture; joined the faculty of Oberlin College (1988) and City College of New York -- Women's Studies and English departments (1995); joined the faculty of Kentucky's Berea College as the Distinguished Professor in Residence (2004))
                • LC Classification

                  • PS3608.O594
                • Editorial Notes

                  • [Capitalization in accordance with RDA A.2.1.]
                • Change Notes

                  • 1983-01-05: new
                  • 2016-08-27: revised
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