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Hooks, Bell (Gloria Jean Watkins)

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Born: 1952 AD
Currently alive, at 62 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Scholars

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1952 - Bell Hooks, born on the 25th of September in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, U.S. Pseudonym of  Gloria Jean Watkins American scholar whose work examined the varied perceptions of black women and black women writers and the development of feminist identities.

1970 - She taught English and ethnic studies at the University of Southern California.

1973 - She studied English literature eith B.A at Stanford University.

1976 - Attended the University of Wisconsin with M.A.

1980 - African and Afro-American studies at Yale University during the women's studies at Oberlin College.

1983 - Attended the University of California, Santa Cruz with Ph.D.

1990 - English at the City College of New York.

1993 - She established a support group for black women called the Sisters of the Yam, which she later used as the title of a book, published, celebrating black sisterhood.

2004 - She became a professor in residence at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky.


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