Augusta Lynn Bolles, Women's Studies
Dr. A. Lynn Bolles' research centers on women, organized labor, and gender relations in globalization, particularly in the African Diaspora concentrating in the Caribbean, Latin America, and the US. Although Bolles does not have any family connections to the Caribbean, she combined her own Black American cultural habits with what she learned living and working in Jamaica, a society and culture different from her own. Her concern and scholarship on the lives of women of Africa and the Diaspora comes from her personal and professional commitment to the representation of Black and Brown women, who historically in popular images and scholarship are misrepresented. Respect, recognition, and reciprocity are the responsibilities that she shares with her Grad students as paths to follow.