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hooks, bell: Celebrating Scholarship and Creative Works

Deceased (2021): Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies

bell hooks speaks at the official dedication of her papers to Berea College in April 2017. Photo by Bethany Faith Posey ’19 for Berea College Marketing and Communications

bell hooks featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education in May 1995.

In 2020, TIME Magazine selected bell hooks as one of its 100 Women of the Year. In 1984, hooks published Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center, in which she critiques mainstream white feminism for excluding the voices of women of color.

From TIME. © 2020 TIME USA LLC. All rights reserved. Used under license. Art by Monica Ahanonu.

bell hooks signs books following her induction into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame in 2018. Photo by Tom Eblen/Lexington Herald-Leader

bell hooks shares the Sept./Oct. 1993 cover of Ms. with noted feminist writers and activists. Reprinted by permission of Ms. Magazine, © 1993

bell hooks stands with Cornel West during his 2016 visit to the bell hooks Institute. Photo by Angeletta K. Gourdine

At Berea College from 2004 - 2021