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Cat BoltenCatherine Bolten

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Peace Studies
(PhD, University of Michigan)
317 Hesburgh Center
574-631-5099
http://kroc.nd.edu/facultystaff/Faculty/catherine-bolten
email: cbolten@nd.edu

Geographic focus: West and Southern Africa

Thematic interests: Morality; post-conflict development; structural violence; youth

Current research: Infectious disease, food security, and the sustainability of rural livelihoods in Sierra Leone

Selected publications:

  • Producing Ebola: Creating Knowledge in and About an Epidemic,” special issue, Anthropological Quarterly 90, 2 (editor, with Susan Shepler, 2017)

  • “Producing Ebola: Creating Knowledge in and About an Epidemic” (introduction), with Susan Shepler, in “Producing Ebola: Creating Knowledge in and About an Epidemic,” ed. Catherine Bolten and Susan Shepler, special issue, Anthropological Quarterly 90, 2 (2017)

  • “Ebola Through a Glass Darkly: Ways of knowing the State and Each Other,” with Adam Goguen, in “Producing Ebola: Creating Knowledge in and About an Epidemic,” ed. Catherine Bolten and Susan Shepler, special issue, Anthropological Quarterly 90, 2 (2017)

  • “Productive Work and Subjected Labor: Children’s Pursuits and Child Rights in Northern Sierra Leone,” Journal of Human Rights (2017) (doi.org/10.1080/14754835.2017.1315296)

  • "I Will Vote What Is In My Heart: Sierra Leone's 2012 Elections and the Pliability of 'Normative' Democracy," Anthropological Quarterly 89, 4 (2016)

  • “A Great Scholar is an Overeducated Person: Education and Practices of Uncertainty in Sierra Leone,” Journal of Anthropological Research 71, 1 (2015)

  • I Did it To Save My Life (University of California Press, 2012)

  • “‘We have been sensitized’: Ex-combatants, Marginalization, and Youth in Post-War Sierra Leone,” American Anthropologist 114, 3 (2012)

  • “Rethinking Burgeoning Political Consciousness: Student Activists, the Class of ’99 and Political Intent in Sierra Leone,” The Journal of Modern African Studies 47,3 (2009)

  • “The Agricultural Impasse: Creating ‘Normal’ Post-War Development in Sierra Leone,” The Journal of Political Ecology 16 (2009)


 

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