Jennifer Holmes

UT System Regents' Outstanding Teacher
Dean, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Political Economy
Tags: Political Science Public Policy Political Economy

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

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
Jennifer S. Holmes Colombia: A Partial Demobilization in the Midst of Ongoing Conflict Limited Success and Recurring Problems: The Evolution of Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration in the Modern World Edited by Richard Millett, Combat Studies Institute Press, 2013, Department of the Army (peer reviewed). 2013 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes. Review of Women and the Violence by M. Cristina Alcade. Latin American Politics & Society, 2012. 2012 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes. Review of Terrorism versus democracy: the liberal state response. 3rd ed. Wilkinson, Paul. Choice February 2012 2012 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes and Sheila Amin Gutirrez de Pieres. Party System Decline in Colombia: A Sub-national Examination of Presidential and Senate Elections from 1994 to 2006 Democracy and Security, Volume 8, Issue 2 (2012): 175-190. 2012 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes and Sheila Amin Gutirrez de Pieres Violence and Sectoral Development in Colombia Economic Development Strategies and the Evolution of Violence in Latin America Palgrave Macmillan, edited by William Ascher and Natalia Mirovitskaya, 2012 (peer reviewed). 2012 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes and Sheila Amin Gutirrez de Pieres, Conflict Induced Displacement and Violence in Colombia Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Volume 34, Issue 7 (July 2011): 572-586. 2011 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes. Colombia and U.S. Foreign Policy: Coca, Security, and Human Rights Contemporary Cases in U.S. Foreign Policy: From Terrorism to Trade 4th edition. Edited by Ralph Carter. Washington D.C.: CQ Press, 2010, forthcoming. 2010 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes. Colombia and U.S. Foreign Policy: Coca, Security, and Human Rights Contemporary Cases in U.S. Foreign Policy: From Terrorism to Trade 4 th edition. Edited by Ralph Carter. Washington D.C.: CQ Press, 2010. 2010 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes and Linda Camp Keith. Does the Fear of Terrorists Trump the Fear of Persecution in Asylum Outcomes in the Post-September 11 Era? PS: Political Science, Symposium on Torture and Terrorism, forthcoming July 2010. 2010 - 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)

News Articles

University Selects Longtime Professor as New Dean of EPPS
Dr. Jennifer S. Holmes, who began her academic career at The University of Texas at Dallas 21 years ago, has been named dean of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS).

“I am excited and energized about the future of The University of Texas at Dallas in general, and the future of EPPS in particular,” Holmes said. “The future is arriving at lightning speed, and EPPS is broadening that discussion on a university level. It’s an honor to be asked to lead the school at this critical moment.”
New Hires Expand EPPS’ Focus on Human Rights, Macroeconomics
Two new tenure-track faculty members joined the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS) at The University of Texas at Dallas this year with expertise in macroeconomics and global trends of political repression.

Dr. Irina Panovska, associate professor of economics, is interested in business cycles, fiscal and monetary policy analysis, and jobless recoveries. Dr. Rebecca Cordell, assistant professor of political science, focuses on global conflict and human rights violations.