Visiting Distinguished Professor: bell hooks

June 3, 2011

Visiting Distinguished Professor: bell hooks

Description
bell hooks, the internationally recognized feminist scholar, will be in residence at Ohio State this year as Visiting Distinguished Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She will be back this fall October 10th for one week. On October 20, 2010, Dr. hooks participated in a very successful public conversation with professor Shannon Winnubst of the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. This public event was just one of Dr. hooks' activities as a scholar-in-residence; others included dialogues with john powell, director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, meetings with small groups of faculty and students, class visits, and appearances at several campus events.

 

Dr. hooks has written 35 books and numerous articles on Black feminist scholarship, popular culture, race theory, sexuality studies, and gender studies. Her work is taught at universities around the world.  When she visited our campus last autumn, students were awed and engaged by her direct, accessible style. One student described hooks’ visit to a Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies class as “the most remarkable experience of my undergraduate education.”  hooks is known for reaching broad audiences—students, faculty, and the academic and non-academic community. Her residency is made possible by the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Office of Minority Affairs, the Kirwan Institute, and the Women’s Place.