bell-hooks-story.jpgUPDATE: As of Tuesday, February 6, this event has reached capacity and registration is closed. The event has been moved to the sanctuary of Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on the Emory University campus, at 1660 North Decatur Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30307.

Candler will welcome noted author, feminist theorist, and social critic bell hooks to campus for her lecture “Ending Dominator Culture: Resisting Patriarchy” on Thursday, April 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church.

hooks is Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies and founder of the bell hooks institute at Berea College in Kentucky. She has authored more than three dozen books spanning multiple genres on topics such as gender, race, class, spirituality, teaching, and the significance of media in contemporary culture. Her books include Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism, Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom, and Where We Stand: Class Matters. She earned her BA from Stanford University, her MA from the University of Wisconsin, and her PhD from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Born Gloria Jean Watkins in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, hooks’ pen name is based on the names of her mother and grandmother, written in lowercase to emphasize the importance of the substance of her writing as opposed to who she is.

Primary sponsors for this event are Candler School of Theology and Dr. George Yancy of the Emory Philosophy Department.

Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1660 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307.