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bell hooks Concludes Her New School Residency With a Series of Critical Conversations



Scholar, poet, and author bell hooks concluded her three year residency at The New School with a week of conversations with leading public intellectuals and scholars. Dr. hooks has been recognized internationally for her writing and scholarship on gender, race, class, spirituality, and more.


View four of her talks on topics surrounding gender, media, art, culture, healing and more below.

Black Masculinity, Threat or Threatened

bell hooks and Kevin Powell discuss black masculinity in popular culture. Kevin Powell is an activist, public speaker and author of 12 books, including his new title The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood.

Moving from Pain to Power

bell hooks, Marci Blackman, and Darnell Moore discuss confronting loss and moving from pain to power. Marci Blackman is an author, her first novel, Po Man’s Child, received the American Library Association’s Stonewall Award for Best Fiction and the Firecracker Alternative Book Award for Best New Fiction. Darnell L. Moore is a Senior Editor at MicNews and Co-Managing/Editor at The Feminist Wire.

"This ain't no p*ssy sh*t"

bell hooks and Beverly Guy-Sheftall reflect on feminism and their own legacies in popular culture today. Beverly Guy-Sheftall is a feminist scholar, writer and editor, and the Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies and English at Spelman College.

Public Art, Private Vision

bell hooks, Theaster Gates, and Laurie Anderson discuss art in popular culture today. Theaster Gates is a Chicago-based installation artist and recipient of the inaugural Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics at The New School. Laurie Anderson is a performance artist, composer and musician.

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