Research and teaching Interests:

Latin America:  Aymara-speaking indigenous peoples, Bolivia, the Andes, regional histories and cultures, indigenous politics in national contexts, Latin American-U.S. relations

Capitalism and Globalization:  Global capitalism since 1492, economic interactions of “first” and “third” worlds, structural inequalities in the world system, neoliberalism

Tourism: archaeological and cultural tourism, interactions of archaeologists and local residents in conceptualizing tourist sites, domestic tourism within the “third world,” pilgrimage, national ritual performances

Development: Meta-narratives of development and progress, unintended consequences of development projects, gender and development

Foodways:  The emergence of coherent “tourist cuisines,” the foodways of death in Bolivia, local concepts of diet and nutrition, food taboos, gendered household labor, changing foodways, long-term analyses of food aid projects and agricultural development programs in Bolivia

Environment: Human-environment interactions in multiple contexts, concepts of biodiversity, global environmental politics, alliances between environmental and indigenous movements, indigenous access to legal protections for intellectual property.



Clare In the Press:


"Two doctoral students design, teach, adapt courses that garner new pedagogical award" by Laurie Davis.  The University of Chicago Chronicle 27(19), July 17, 2008.

"A Mystery City in the Andes: Tiwanacu, Bolivia" by Chris Wilson.  Nov. 16, 2007.  U.S. News and World Report.

"Step Aside, Chicken Soup" by Radha Chitale.  Oct. 14, 2008.  ABC News.

"Eight Exotic Cold Remedies" by Cari Nierenberg.  Oct. 14, 2008.  ABC News.


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