Ann Bookman

Current City, State, Country

Boston, Massachusets, USA

Birth Year

b. 1948

Birth City, State, Country

New York, New York, USA

Biography

Ann Bookman is a poet, anthropologist and social justice advocate.  Her poems have been published in Valparaiso Poetry Review, Chronogram, Larcom Review, Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose, and Soul-Lit: A Journal of Spiritual Poetry, among others. In 2012 she published a chapbook, Point of Attachment, with Finishing Line Press. Her first full collection, Blood Lines, was published by Kelsay Books in 2022.  Her career has been bookended by positions focused on women’s creativity, potential and power.  Early in her career she served as Associate Director of the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College working with an interdisciplinary group of women scholars, writers and artists and curating a group exhibition for the Institute’s 25th anniversary. From 2013 through 2018, she was Director of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at UMass Boston, training women for public service and weaving an intersectional feminist perspective into her teaching, research and activism.  Bookman holds a BA from Barnard College and a doctorate in social anthropology from Harvard University.  She held research and teaching positions in the Greater Boston area, including Brandeis University, MIT and the College of the Holy Cross. A nationally known scholar and policy expert in women’s issues, work/family balance and community engagement, she has published widely in scholarly journals and is the co-author with Sandra Morgen of Women and the Politics of Empowerment (Temple University Press) and the author of Starting in Our Own Backyards: How working families can build community and survive the new economy (Routledge). She is currently a Senior Fellow at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston.

Published Works

Poetry
Blood Lines (Kelsay Books, 2022)
Point of Attachment (chapbook; Finishing Line Press, 2012)

Nonfiction/Social Science/Anthropology
Starting In Our Own Backyards: How working families can build community and survive the new economy (Routledge, 2004)
Women and the Politics of Empowerment (Temple University Press, 1988)

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Current Title

Senior Fellow, McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, UMass Boston

Education

BA, Barnard College
PhD, Harvard University

Languages of Publication(s) and Poets Translated

None

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