Lynn Bolles, Ph.D. (1981) Rutgers University, is Professor in the Department of Women's Studies and an affiliate faculty member in Anthropology, African American Studies, Comparative Literature and American Studies at the University of Maryland College Park. She is the author of 5 books that focus on women, work and political economy in the English-speaking Caribbean. Dr. Bolles is the author of over 75 book chapters and articles in referred journals. In 2010, Lynn Bolles was a Visiting Professor at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill (Barbados). Bolles is a past president of the Caribbean Studies Association (1997-98), The Association for Feminist Anthropology (2001-03) and the Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA) in 2009-11. She was elected to the Cultural Seat of the Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association (2013-15). Bolles recieved "The ABA Legacy Award" in 2013 for mentorship, contributions to anthropology and service.
Areas of Research
Women, Work, Political economy
Bolles, A. Lynn.1983 “Kitchens Hit by Priorities: Employed Working Class Jamaican Women Confront the IMF.” In Women, Men and the International Division of Labor. Edited by J. Nash and M.P. Fernandez-Kelly. p. 138-160. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
Bolles, A. Lynn 1988 “Theories of Women in Development in the Caribbean: The Ongoing Debate.” In Gender in the Caribbean. Edited By P. Mohammed and C. Shepard. p. 21-34. Mona, JA: The University of the West Indies,
Bolles, A. Lynn 1987 “Anthropological Research Methods for the Study of Women in the Caribbean.” In Women in the African Diaspora. Edited by S. Harley, R. Terborg-Penn and A. Rushing. p. 65-78. Washington, DC: Howard University Press.
Bolles, A. Lynn 1990 In the Shadow of the Sun, co-authored with P. Antrobus, C.D. Deere, E. Melendez, P. Phillips, M. Riviera and H. Safa. Boulder, CO:Westview Press.
Bolles, A. Lynn 1991 “Case Studies of Women’s Responses to Structural Adjustment Policies: Surviving Manley and Seaga.” Review of Radical Political Economics 23:3&4:20-36.
Bolles, A, Lynn 1996 We Paid Our Dues: Women Trade Union Leaders the Caribbean. Washington, DC: Howard University Press.
Bolles, A. Lynn 1996 Sister Jamaica, A Study of Women, Work and Households in Kingston. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
Bolles, A. Lynn 2001 “Like the Phoenix Rising: Family Life in the US.” In Cultural Diversity in the United States. Edited by Ida Susser and Thomas C. Patterson, p. 267-280. Boston: Blackwell Publishers.
Bolles, A. Lynn 2001 “Seeking the Ancestors: Forging a Black Feminist Tradition in Anthropology” In Black Feminist Anthropology: Theory, Praxis, Poetics, and Politics. Edited by Irma McClaurin. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Univ. Press p. 24-48
Bolles, a. Lynn 2002 “Women Workers and Global Tourism in Jamaica.” In Global Perspectives on The Black Woman: Race and Gender in the Age of Globalization. Edited by Filomena C. Steady. Shenkman Publishers.p.228-44.