Jennifer S. Holmes, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Political Economy and Political Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. She received her AB from the University of Chicago and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Her major area of research is political violence, terrorism, and political development with an emphasis on Latin America and Southern Europe. Her research incorporates both qualitative and quantitative tools and reflects a sustained commitment to interdisciplinary work.

In 2011, she was a recipient of the
Regents Outstanding Teaching Award (a University of Texas System level award).

From 2005 to 2008, she was the managing editor of e-Extreme.

Dr. Holmes has had dozens of media interviews on terrorism including: television interviews (Dallas affiliates of NBC, Univision, Telemundo, PBS), radio interviews (Dallas affiliate of NPR, Voice of America, Austin, Tx 1370am/ KJCE), print interviews in major papers (Christian Science Monitor, Stars & Stripes, the New York Times, La Opinion - Los Angeles, Detroit News, La Croix -France, Boston Herald, Dallas Morning News) and print interviews with regional presses (New Orleans Times Picayune, Central Florida Future, Columbia Missourian, Sun Sentinel -Florida, Peoria Times Observer-Illinois, Fast Times).

She has also served as an expert witness on numerous Colombian asylum cases.

Contact Information:

School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

University of Texas at Dallas

800 West Campbell Road (GR31)

Richardson, TX 75080-3021

Office (972) 883 6843

Fax (972) 883 6297


Jennifer S. Holmes

Program Head, Public Policy and Political Economy

Associate Professor of Political Economy and Political Science

Affiliated Programs

International Political Economy (B.A./B.S./M.S.)

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Public Policy and Political Economy (Ph.D.)

Political Science (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)