Anne Bolin

Professor of Anthropology
Lindner Hall - Arts & Sciences 212C
2035 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-6443

Brief Biography

Dr. Anne Bolin is Coordinator of the Anthropology Major. She is the recipient ofthe Elon University Distinguished Scholar Award and the Senior Faculty Research Fellowship Award (2009-2011). Her research areas are: gender, human sexuality, gender and embodiment, sport ethnography and bodybuilding, gender identity, gender variance and Aboriginal Australia. Reflecting these research interests are an array of  articles, chapters, professional presentations and books: Perspectives on Human Sexuality (1999; Bolin and Whelehan); AthleticIntruders: Women, Culture and Exercise (2003 Bolin and Granskog); and of Human Sexuality: Biological, Psychological and Cultural Perspectives (2009; Bolin and Whelehan). Currently she is co-editor in chief of a  four volume, international encyclopedia of sexuality to be publsihed by Wiley-Blackwell.  She is a Diplomate with the American Board of Sexology, a certified sex researcher, Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology, co-founder of the Human Sexuality and Anthropology Interest Group. Her research has been cited in an array of publications from the Chronicle of Higher Education to Portuguese Vogue Magazine, to name a few. Anne is an active competitor in women's bodybuilding having competed at the state and national levels and recently qualified to compete as a professional with her first place finish at the Natural Physique Association SI-Flex Masters Universe Bodybuilding Championships.


1983               Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, Anthropology.

1975                MA, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, Anthropology.

1972                BA, University of  Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, Anthropology.

  Diplomate, The American Board of Sexology.  Board certified sex  researcher.

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