Clare Sammells first visited Bolivia in 1993. Her ethnographic research there has touched on several themes: archaeological tourism, rural foodways, national gastronomy, and rural economies.
Some of her publications on Bolivia include:
2019 Reimagining Bolivian Cuisine: Haute Traditional Food and its Discontents. Food and Foodways 27(4):338-352.
2019 Sociology: Bolivia. Handbook of Latin American Studies, Vol. 73. Library of Congress. Tracy North, ed. Austin: University of Texas Press. 549-554.
2018 Production, Trade, Reciprocity, Markets. In The Andean World, Linda J. Seligmann and Kathleen S. Fine-Dare, eds. London: Routledge. 275-289.
2014 Haute Traditional Cuisines: How UNESCO’s List of Intangible Heritage Links the Cosmopolitan to the Local. In Edible Identities: Food as Cultural Heritage, Ronda Brulotte and Michael Di Giovine, eds. Ashgate. 141-158.
2014 Bargaining Under Thatch Roofs: Tourism and the Allure of Poverty in Highland Bolivia. In Tourism and the Power of Otherness: Seductions of Difference, David Picard and Michael Di Giovine, eds. Bristol: Channel View Publications. 124-140.
2011 The Aymara Year Count: Calendrical Translations In Tiwanaku, Bolivia. Ethnology 50(3):245-258. [Published in 2013.]
2013 Complicating the Local: Defining the Aymara at Tiwanaku, Bolivia. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 17(2):315-331.
2012 Ancient Calendars and Bolivian Modernity: Tiwanaku’s Gateway of the Sun, Arthur Posnansky, and the World Calendar Movement of the 1930s. Journal of Latin American & Caribbean Anthropology 17(2):299-319.
2012 The City of the Present in the City of the Past: Solstice Celebrations at Tiwanaku, Bolivia. In On Location: Heritage Cities and Sites. D. Fairchild Ruggles, ed. New York: Springer. 115-130.
2010 Ode to a Chuño: Learning to Love Freeze-Dried Potatoes in Highland Bolivia. In Adventures In Eating: Anthropological Tales of Dining Around the World, Helen R. Haines and Clare A. Sammells, eds. 101-125.
1998 Folklore, Food, and Seeking National Identity: Urban Legends of Llama Meat in La Paz, Bolivia. Contemporary Legend (1):21-54. Winner of the 1997 David Buchan Student Essay Prize.
1995 La carne de llama: alta viabilidad, baja visibilidad. Co-authored with Lisa Markowitz. In Waira Pampa: Un sistema pastoril camélidos-ovinos del altiplano árido boliviano. Didier Genin, Hans-Joachim Picht, Rodolfo Lizarazu, Tito Rodriguez, eds. La Paz: ORSTOM/IBTA. 195-206.