Contact info

Office:
Geography-Geology Building, Room 149N
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Research Interests:

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.

Education:

Ph.D.

MA (2012), University of Georgia Geography

BA (2008), Smith College Economics

Of note:

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

Selected Publications:

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.