Jennifer Holmes

Interim Dean - School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Professor – Public Policy & Political Economy and Political Science
Tags: Political Science Public Policy Political Economy Terrorism Development Critical Infrastructure Latin America

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Political Science
University of Minnesota - 1998
A.B. - Political Science
University of Chicago - 1993

Research Areas

Research Interests
My major areas of research are political violence, terrorism, and political development with an emphasis on Latin America, especially Colombia and Peru. In addition to numerous journal articles, I am the author or editor of seven books, including Guns, Drugs and Development in Colombia (University of Texas Press, 2008), Terrorism and Democratic Stability Revisited (Manchester University Press, 2008), Latin American Democracy: Emerging Reality or Endangered Species? (Routledge, 2008, 2015), and Immigration Judges and U.S. Asylum Policy (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015). My ongoing research is focused on four areas: the landscape ecology of conflict and post-conflict, the protection of critical infrastructures, urban quality of life, and the creation of real time event data on political and social events in Latin America.

Publications

Immigration Judges and U.S. Asylum Policy. Banks Miller, Linda Keith, and Jennifer S. Holmes. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. 2015 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes, Sendero Luminoso after Fujimori: A sub-national analysis The Latin Americanist, Volume 59 Number 2 (2015): 29-50. 2015 - Publication
Linda Keith, Banks Miller, and Jennifer S. Holmes. “How Draconian Are the Changes to U.S. Asylum Law? A Monthly Time Series Analysis (1990-2010)” Human Rights Quarterly, Volume 37 (2015): 153-187 2015 - Publication
Latin American Democracy: Emerging Reality or Endangered Species? Revised second edition. Edited by Richard Millett, Jennifer Holmes and Orlando Perez, Routledge, 2015. 2015 - Publication
Banks Miller, Linda Keith, Jennifer S. Holmes. Leveling the Odds: The Effect of Quality Legal Representation in Cases of Asymmetrical Capability Law & Society Review, Volume 49 Issue 1 (2015): 209-239. 2015 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes and Sheila Amin Gutirrez de Pieres. "Medellns Biblioteca Espaa: Progress in Unlikely Places" Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 3(1)2 (January 2014): 1-13. 2014 - Publication
Banks Miller, Linda Keith, Jennifer S. Holmes. "Beyond Grant or Deny: A More Nuanced Ordering of U.S. Asylum Outcomes" Judicature, Volume 97, Issue 4 (2014): 172-78 2014 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes and Sheila Amin Gutirrez de Pieres. Violence and the State: Lessons from Colombia Small Wars and Insurgencies, Volume 25, Issue 2 (2014): 372-403. 2014 - Publication
Liliana Davalos, Jennifer S. Holmes, Nelly Rodriguez, Dolors Armenteras. Demand for beef is unrelated to pasture expansion in northwestern Amazonia Biological Conservation, Volume 170 (2014): 64-73. 2014 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes and Sheila Amin Gutirrez de Pieres. Security and Economic Voting: Support for Incumbent Parties in Colombian Presidential Elections Democratization, Volume 20, Number 6 (October 2013): 1117-1143. 2013 - Publication

Appointments

Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2014–Present]
Associate Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2006–2014]
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2000–2006]
Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [1998–1999]

Projects

Please go to my website: utdallas.edu/~jholmes
1998/09–2018/09

Additional Information

For up to date information
Please go to my website: utdallas.edu/~jholmes
Miscellaneous
Language:  Spanish
Overseas Study: Universidad de Sevilla, Spain:  one academic year of study, Universidad     Autonomo de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico: summer intensive language program.
Fieldwork conducted in Peru and Colombia

Honors and Awards
  •  2011 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Texas System (This award is the Board of Regents' highest honor for faculty in the UT system of nine universities)
  •  2010 Special Faculty Development Assignment, University of Texas at Dallas
  •  2006 Finalist, Chancellor’s Teaching Award, University of Texas at Dallas
  •  2005 Special Faculty Development Assignment, University of Texas at Dallas (declined)