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On February 11th, at 9 am the Northeastern University’s Africana Studies Program welcomes you to this symposium honoring the life and legacy of the trailblazing Black feminist scholar, bell hooks (1952-2021). A prolific author, committed teacher, brilliant intellectual, unequivocal truth-teller, and bold visionary, bell hooks (née Gloria Jean Watkins) is a feminist icon who left an indelible mark on multiple generations of people including activists, artists, students, and scholars.

This one-day symposium will consist of three panels offering formal and informal reflections about her profound and wide-ranging impact. Panelists include:

Régine Jean-Charles

Director of Africana Studies, Dean’s Professor of Culture and Social Justice, and Professor of Africana Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Northeastern University

 Meredith Clark

Northeastern Associate Professor and Founding Director of the new Center for Communication, Media Innovation and Social Change, Northeastern University 

Melissa Pearson

Associate Teaching Professor in English, Northeastern University

 Trina Madziwa

International Affairs and Cultural Anthropology `24, Northeastern University

Alanna Prince

English PhD Candidate, Northeastern University 

Saida Grundy

Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Boston University

Shawn McGuffey

Associate Professor of Sociology and African & African Diaspora Studies, Boston College

Grace Assogba

International Studies `22, Boston College 

Amey Victoria Adkins-Jones

Assistant Professor of Theology and African and African Diaspora Studies, Boston College

Kellie Carter-Jackson

Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Wellesley College

Lorgia García Peña

Mellon Associate Professor in the Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora, Tufts University


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Event Location

East Village 17 291 Saint Botolph Street Boston, MA 02115

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