As soon as news spread of the passing of acclaimed feminist theorist and activist bell hooks this week, tributes to her transformative legacy started pouring in. Especially among feminist thinkers, activists and academics who have followed her work, the impact of hooks’ work seems immeasurable.
“For me, bell hooks was a towering voice in American academia and intellectual life,” said Myriam J.A. Chancy, chair in the humanities department at Scripps College and author of “What Storm, What Thunder.”
“She made certain concepts on the subjects of race, feminist, gender, class and love accessible to a public beyond academia while being