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bell hooks is an acclaimed intellectual, feminist theorist, cultural critic, artist, and writer. Born Gloria Jean Watkins, bell hooks adopted the pen name of her maternal great-grandmother, and decided not to capitalize her new name to place focus on her work and not her identity. She has authored over three dozen books and has published works that span several genres, including cultural criticism, personal memoirs, poetry collections, and children's books. Her writings cover topics of gender, race, class, spirituality, teaching, and the significance of media in contemporary culture.

In 1973, she obtained her B.A. in English from Stanford University, and continued her studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she would later receive her M.A. in English in 1976. After her graduation, bell hooks received a professorship and senior lectureship in Ethnic Studies at the University of Southern California. She also taught at the University of California-Santa Cruz, San Francisco University during this period. In 1983, the University of California-Santa Cruz awarded her a PhD after the completion of a dissertation on author Toni Morrison.

In 1981, she released the book Ain’t I a Woman?: Black Women and Feminism, and many view this as bell hooks first major work and one of the key works of feminist thought in the postmodern milieu. This text interrogates the impact of sexist and racist social structures on the history of black women, which has led to the debasement of black women and their social standing.

In a truly postmodern fashion, bell hooks oscillates between different media, different writing tones, and different rhetorical forms in order to get to the heart of her concerns. Her concern for accessibility has led to bell hooks to giving lectures in open venues, participating in documentaries, and writing for mainstream magazines. Some of her publications include, Rock My Soul: Black People and Self-Esteem, Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom, Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics, Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope, and more.

In 2014, hooks founded the bell hooks Institute at Berea College in hopes of bring together academics with local community members to study, learn and engage in critical dialogue.

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Writing Beyond Race: Living Theory and Practice

Writing Beyond Race: Living Theory and Practice

Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom

Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom

The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love

The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love

Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope

Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope

Communion: The Female Search for Love

Communion: The Female Search for Love

All About Love: New Visions

All About Love: New Visions

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Bell Hooks

African American Feminist Scholar

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Bell Hooks Biography

bell hooks is an acclaimed intellectual, feminist theorist, cultural critic, artist, and writer. Born Gloria Jean Watkins, bell hooks adopted the pen name of her maternal great-grandmother, and decided not to capitalize her new name to place focus on her work and not her identity. She has authored over three dozen books and has published works that span several genres, including cultural criticism, personal memoirs, poetry collections, and children's books. Her writings cover topics of gender, race, class, spirituality, teaching, and the significance of media in contemporary culture.

In 1973, she obtained her B.A. in English from Stanford University, and continued her studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she would later receive her M.A. in English in 1976. After her graduation, bell hooks received a professorship and senior lectureship in Ethnic Studies at the University of Southern California. She also taught at the University of California-Santa Cruz, San Francisco University during this period. In 1983, the University of California-Santa Cruz awarded her a PhD after the completion of a dissertation on author Toni Morrison.

In 1981, she released the book Ain’t I a Woman?: Black Women and Feminism, and many view this as bell hooks first major work and one of the key works of feminist thought in the postmodern milieu. This text interrogates the impact of sexist and racist social structures on the history of black women, which has led to the debasement of black women and their social standing.

In a truly postmodern fashion, bell hooks oscillates between different media, different writing tones, and different rhetorical forms in order to get to the heart of her concerns. Her concern for accessibility has led to bell hooks to giving lectures in open venues, participating in documentaries, and writing for mainstream magazines. Some of her publications include, Rock My Soul: Black People and Self-Esteem, Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom, Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics, Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope, and more.

In 2014, hooks founded the bell hooks Institute at Berea College in hopes of bring together academics with local community members to study, learn and engage in critical dialogue.

Bell Hooks Videos

  • Ending Domination: The Personal is Political
    For more than three decades, bell hooks (née Gloria Watkins) has been recognized internationally as a scholar, poet, author, and radical thinker....
  • A Public Dialogue Between bell hooks and Laverne Cox
  • bell hooks: Cultural Criticism & Transformation

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  • How to book Bell Hooks?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bell Hooks for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bell Hooks, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bell Hooks or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bell Hooks?

    Booking fees for Bell Hooks, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bell Hooks, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bell Hooks?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bell Hooks for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bell Hooks for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bell Hooks or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bell Hooks or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bell Hooks is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bell Hooks for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Bell Hooks generally travels from Hopkinsville, KY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Giovanni, Angela Davis, Donna Brazile, Ilyasah Shabazz and Julianne Malveaux. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bell Hooks for an upcoming event.

Bell Hooks Speaker Videos

  • Ending Domination: The Personal is Political
    For more than three decades, bell hooks (née Gloria Watkins) has been recognized internationally as a scholar, poet, author, and radical thinker. The dozens of books and articles she has published...
    A Public Dialogue Between bell hooks and Laverne Cox
  • bell hooks: Cultural Criticism & Transformation

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