- Associate Professor
- Director of Undergraduate Studies, African & African-American Studies (AAAS)
- African & African-American Studies
1440 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045
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.
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
- Black Popular Music
- Black Culture
- Black Poetry
Selected Publications —
Bolden, Tony. “The Funk Aesthetic in African American Poetry.” Black Music, Black Poetry: Genre, Performance, and Authenticity., edited by Gordon Thompson, Ashgate Publishing Limited, May 2014.
Bolden, Tony, editor. “The Funk Issue.” American Studies, vol. 52, no. 4, Oct. 2013.
Selected Presentations —
Bolden, A. J. (11/9/2014 - 11/9/2014). Are You Funkified?: The Choreopoetics of Pleasure in the Music of Sly and the Family Stone. American Studies Association Conference, November 2014. Los Angeles, CA