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bell hooks (Author) Biography, Age, Death, Personal Life, Spouse, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : December 17, 2021

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bell hooks was born on 25-09-1952 in Hopkinsville in the state of Kentucky, United States as Gloria Jean Watkins. She was an American Author, Writer, Philosopher, Activist, Feminist, Academician, Socialist, Advocate, Professor, Film Actress & Poet.

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bell hooks is a famous writer, theorist, professor, and social critic. She deals with issues of race, gender, class, and sexual oppression. She was undeniably one of the most successful "cross-over" academics of the late twentieth century. She was born in Hopkinsville, KY. Her father was a janitor for the local post office and her mother was a homemaker She completed her studies at Stanford University and did B.A.Then she pursued M.A from the University of Wisconsin, in1976. Then she did Ph.D. (English), from the University of California Santa Cruz, 1987.
She obtained a doctorate degree in English literature. She began her teaching career. She knew that for a people historically and legally denied the right to education. She holds various positions at the University of California in Santa Cruz, California, till 1980. She moves to  Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. She got the opportunity to teach African American Studies.
In 1988, she joined the faculty at Oberlin College, in Ohio. She would teach in Women's Studies. It is a program that now offered a critique of racism. In 1995, she get a post with the City College of New York. Then she moved to  Henry Holt publishing company. She came out with Killing Rage: Ending Racism, a book that calls for a more proactive approach to solving the problem of racism in America.
She received American Book Award, Before Columbus Foundation, in 1991. She received for Yearning, Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics Writer's Award. Lila. She received an Image Award nomination from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. In  2001, for Happy to Be Nappy Children's Book of the Year designation.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Bell hooks died at the age of 69 from kidney failure on 15-12-2021 at her residence in Berea in the state of Kentucky, United States.

DEATHDAY 15 December,2021 (Sunday)
DEATH PLACE Berea, Kentucky

bell hooks Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born into an African-American working-class family to a janitor father Veodis Watkins and a maid mother Rosa Bell Watkins. She had a brother named Kenneth Watkins and five sisters named Sarah Watkins, Angela Watkins, Valeria Watkins, Theresa Watkins & Gwenda Watkins. She never married and had not any child. She named her "bell hook", which was derived from the name of her maternal great-grandmother, Bell Blair Hook.

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Skin Colour Dark
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Hopkinsville, Kentucky, United States
Nationality American
Religion Buddhism
Address Berea, Kentucky, United States
School A Racially Segregated Public Schools in Hopkinsville
An Integrated School in Hopkinsville
Hopkinsville High School, Hopkinsville
College Stanford University
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of California, Santa Cruz
Qualification PhD (Doctorate) in English
Hobbies Reading, Writing
Marital Status Unmarried
Debut First Published Book - And There We Wept (1978)
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website http://www.bellhooksinstitute.com
Best Known for Oppositional Gaze
Notable Books Ain't I a Woman?, Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center, All About Love: New Visions, We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity


Favorite Color Black, Ornage
Favorite Dress Pant Top

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  • Bell Hooks is a famous , Writer, Theorist, Professor, and Social Critic.
  • She received American Book Award, Before Columbus Foundation, in 1991.
  • Her books look at the function of race and gender in today's culture.
  • She has provided commentary on a wide range of topics from popular culture and writing to self-esteem and teaching.
  • She began to write her first book, "Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism," at the time she was undergraduate at Stanford University.
  • She remains an important figure in the fight against racism and sexism in America.
  • She has more than twenty books to her name with more to come the release of Communion: The Female Search for Love in 2002.

bell hooks Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

bell hooks was 69 years 2 months & 20 days old age.