A. Lynn Bolles, PhD (1981) and M.A. (1978) Rutgers University, A.B. (1971) Syracuse University, is Professor Women's Studies and Affiliate faculty in Anthropology, Afro-American Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Maryland, College Park. Among her works are My Mother Who Fathered Me and Others: Gender and Kinship in the English-speaking Caribbean (1988); In the Shadow of the Sun (co-authored with C.D. Deere, et al. 1990); We Paid Our Dues: Women Trade Union Leaders in the Caribbean (1996); and Sister Jamaica: Women, Work and Households in Kingston, Jamaica (1996).
At present, Bolles is finishing her project on race, class
and women tourist workers in Negril, Jamaica, and a textbook on
Pan-Caribbean women's experiences. An active member of numerous
professional organizations, Lynn Bolles was elected President of the
Association for Feminist Anthropology (1999-2001). She is a former
President of the Caribbean Studies Association (1997-98), the largest and
oldest scholarly organization focusing on the region, and of the
Association of Black Anthropologists (1983-83). Currently, Lynn Bolles
shares co-contributing editorship of the ABA column in the Anthropology
Newsletter with Johnnetta B. Cole, and is a jury member of the Gordon
K. Lewis Prize of the Caribbean Studies Association.
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