Anthony Bolden's teaching and research interests include African-American music, African-American cultural studies, popular culture, African literature, and ethnic-American literature. He has published extensively on Funk and Blues.
- Funk, Blues, Jazz, Black Popular Music, Black Culture, Black Poetry.
Tony Bolden writes about a wide array of topics, issues, and art forms within the broader field of black art and culture.
- African-American literature
- African-American music
- African-American cultural theory
- African-American intellectual history
- African Literature