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Teaching and Education - Lessons from bell hooks

By Jack Walker - Philosophy Student @ Churchill College, Cambridge


bell hooks passed away on 15 December 2021, at the all too young age of sixty-nine. Despite having been aware of the importance of her and her work for a long time, – she was included as a key thinker in the politics course I took at A-Level – when I heard that she had died, I realised that I hadn’t actually read any of her work. I am very glad to have corrected this mistake. While she is rightly well known for her contributions to intersectional feminism, hooks also wrote extensively on other topics, such as in her 1994 book 'Teaching to Transgress'.