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 span several
genres, including cultural and political analyses and critiques,
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. According to Dr. hooks,
these topics must be understood as interconnected in the production of
systems of oppression and class domination.Dr. hooks has appeared in documentary films. She has been celebrated as one of our nation's leading public intellectuals by the Atlantic Monthly and listed as one of Utne Reader's
"100 Visionaries Who Could Change Your Life." She is a charismatic
speaker who divides her time between teaching, writing, and lecturing
around the world.When Dr. hooks published her first book, And There We Wept,
in 1978, she released it under the name "bell hooks" for two reasons.
The first was to honor her maternal grandmother, Bell Blair Hooks, whom
she has described as being "known for her snappy and bold tongue."
Second, and more broadly, the name, expressed in lowercase letters,
de-emphasizes the author as person and instead focuses attention on the
subject of her writing.
This fall, her fifth and final week-long visit in a three-year residency will feature conversations with leading public intellectuals and scholars.
All programs are open dialogues - no reservations, general admission.
bell hooks Residency Fall 2015Mapping Desire: Archeologies of Change
Watch the residency on Livestream.
In Your Face: Public Art, Private Visionbell hooks + Theaster GatesMonday, October 5, 2015
6:30 p.m.Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street
Black Masculinity: Threat or Threatened bell hooks + Kevin Powell Tuesday, October 6, 20154:00 p.m.Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street
Moving from Pain to Power: Confronting Lossbell hooks + Marci Blackman + Darnell MooreWednesday, October 7, 20156:30 p.m.Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street
Radical Sexuality: Body Geographybell hooks + Charles BlowThursday, October 8, 20156:30 p.m.The Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street
"This ain't no pussy shit" - Interrogating bell hooks bell hooks + Beverly Guy-SheftallFriday, October 9, 20156:30 p.m.*LOCATION CHANGE* The Auditorium at 66 W 12th Street
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Miss something? See all of the Residency videos.
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