Dr. E. Gale Greenlee

bell hooks center Teacher-Scholar in Residence

Contact Information

Draper Building, 300B
CPO 2104
Email: greenleee@berea.edu
Phone: 859-985-3393

Dr. E. Gale Greenlee


Gale Greenlee (she/her/hers) is a Black feminist legacy keeper and a children’s literature and Black Girlhood Studies scholar. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Arts in Africana Women’s Studies from Clark Atlanta University, and a doctorate in African American literature from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research sits at the intersection of Black and Latinx girlhood studies, critical geography, and children’s and young adult literature. She is the author of the article, “A Blueprint for Black Girlhood: bell hooks’s Homemade Love” and one of the co-curators of the installation housed in the bell hooks center. At the center, Gale continues to amplify hooks’s children’s writings as an unexplored archive of feminist thought/praxis and a creative vehicle to resist domination.