Bolin, Annalisa

Annalisa Bolin
Grad Status: 
Second Year Cohort

My work focuses on the uses of heritage in tourism and development in Rwanda. For years the country’s primary tourism focus has been its natural heritage, but cultural heritage tourism is growing, and genocide heritage is also incorporated into the tourism project. I am interested in how these kinds of heritage are used to create and market the so-called New Rwanda; the politics of heritage; the impact of development frameworks on heritage; and negotiations of heritage at the ground level by tourism professionals and tourists. I previously received my MA in Cultural Heritage Management from the University of York and my BA in Archaeology and French Studies from Wesleyan University.