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
Bolden, Tony. The Funk Aesthetic in African American Poetry. Black Music, Black Poetry: Genre, Performance, and Authenticity. Ed. Gordon Thompson. Ashgate Publishing Limited, June 2014.
Bolden, Tony (Ed.). "The Funk Issue." Spec. issue of American Studies 52.4 (November 2013).