Travis Holmes

Emergent Political Economies Program Manager

Travis is excited to join the SFI team as the Project Manager of the Emergent Political Economies project. An alumnus of two SFI summer
schools – the Complex Systems Summer School and Complexity-GAINs – he embraces SFI’s vision of using rigorous research and out-of-the-box thinking to address real-world problems. Prior to returning to graduate school, Travis’ eclectic background includes military service, law enforcement experience, teaching, and working in international education. He has a B.A. in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University as well as a master’s in International Studies from the University of San Francisco. He is currently a doctoral student finishing his dissertation in International Studies at Old Dominion University. His current research uses agent-based computational methods to better understand social movement dynamics and the emergence of informal capacity-building among marginalized groups. More broadly, he is interested in the use of ethnographic data to facilitate the design of evidence-based models that can serve as a potential bridge between qualitative and quantitative approaches to the study of various social phenomena.