My research critically examines the intersections between evangelical Christianity, racial formation, and the politics of community development. My dissertation seeks to understand how and to what extent a faith-based (though friendly to postsecular alliances) community development network reinforces or challenges the racial inequalities that underlie urban poverty in the United States.
MA (2012), University of Georgia Geography
BA (2008), Smith College Economics
2015-2016 NSF DDRI
2012-2016 Departmental Assistantship
2015 Dean's Award, University of Georgia
2014 Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research Grant, University of Georgia
2012 Nominated to Phi Kappa Phi, University of Georgia
2010-2012 Graduate School Research Assistantship, University of Georgia
Bolton, Claire and Steven Holloway (2015). "Exclusion, Segregation, and Exploitation: Limited Impacts of Civil Rights Legislation." Political Geography.
Bolton, Claire (2015). "Tracing Faith-Based Service Landscapes: The Contours of Messiness at the Open Door Community in Atlanta." Urban Geography 36(2): 221-235.