Associate Professor of Anthropology
Affiliation: Medicine and the Liberal Arts
Professor Bolten is a development anthropologist whose interests range from understanding youth aspiration in the wake of civil war to the politics of chimpanzee conservation in unprotected forest fragments. She has conducted research in Sierra Leone since 2003, and in Botswana from 1996 to 2002. She teaches in the anthropology program and in the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, is also a fellow in the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and is a concurrent Associate Professor in Africana Studies. Professor Bolten is also a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, and is a core faculty member of the Keough School for Global Affairs, which houses the institutes.