Travis Holmes

Emergent Political Economies Program Manager

Travis serves 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, an M.A. in International Studies from the University of San Francisco, and a doctorate in International Studies from 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.