Santa Fe Institute's Emergent Political Economies Program Manager
Travis Holmes is Santa Fe Institute’s Emergent Political Economies Program Manager. By embracing SFI’s vision of using rigorous research and out-of-the-box thinking to address real-world problems, he facilitates ongoing work in the expansion and re-imagining of mainstream economic thinking and its application to contemporary global challenges. 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 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.