Ph.D. - Political Science
University of Minnesota - 1998
A.B. - Political Science
University of Chicago - 1993
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.
Jennifer S. Holmes. El Plan Colombia y la Estabilidad Democrtica en Colombia Revista de Estudios Colombianos Nos. 23-4. (2002): 34-46. 2002 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes. Political Violence and Regime Stability in Argentina 1965-1976 Terrorism and Political Violence Vol. 13 No. 1. (Spring 2001): 134-154. 2001 - Publication
University of Texas at Dallas [2014–Present]
University of Texas at Dallas [2006–2014]
University of Texas at Dallas [2000–2006]
Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [1998–1999]
Please go to my website: utdallas.edu/~jholmes
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Language: Spanish Miscellaneous
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)
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.”
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.