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.