Bell Hooks Critical Thinking

She later graduated from Hopkinsville High School in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.She obtained her BA in English from Stanford University in 1973, and her MA in English from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1976.She has addressed race, class, and gender in education, art, history, sexuality, mass media, and feminism.Her father, Veodis Watkins, was a custodian and her mother, Rosa Bell Watkins, was a homemaker. An avid reader, she was educated in racially segregated public schools, and wrote of great adversities when making the transition to an integrated school, where teachers and students were predominantly white.

She has published over 30 books and numerous scholarly articles, appeared in documentary films, and participated in public lectures.

In 1983, after several years of teaching and writing, she completed her doctorate in literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a dissertation on author Toni Morrison.

Hooks' teaching career began in 1976 as an English professor and senior lecturer in Ethnic Studies at the University of Southern California.

As well as having written books, she has published in numerous scholarly and mainstream magazines, lectures at widely accessible venues, and appears in various documentaries.

as having provided the best solution to the difficulty of defining something as diverse as "feminism", addressing the problem that if feminism can mean everything, it means nothing.

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