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bell hooks is an American author, feminist and social activist.
hooks’ writing has centered on the intersectionalities of race, socioeconomic class, and gender and how they work to produce systems of oppression. hooks has written many books, scholarly articles and publications focusing on the topics of mass media, art and history. She has taught a variety of courses at Yale University, Oberlin College, and City College of New York and received a plethora of awards for her literary works. Her writing is influenced by many activists and theorists including Sojourner Truth, James Baldwin, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Hooks’ writing combines liberatory politics and post-modern theory to create work that challenges the hierarchy of power and class oppression.