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Carolyn Holmes

Dr. Carolyn Holmes

Office: Bowen Hall, Rm 105
Phone: (662) 325-2711
Email: ceh679@msstate.edu

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Dr. Carolyn E. Holmes is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at Mississippi State University.  Her research focuses on nationalism and post-conflict transitions to democracy in sub-Saharan Africa.  She earned her Ph.D. from Indiana University in 2015.  She has conducted extensive field research in South Africa, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Fulbright-Hays Program.  She has also conducted preliminary work in Ghana, while teaching graduate students in Accra. 

Dr. Holmes teaches classes on African Politics, Politics of the Developing World, Comparative Politics, Qualitative Methods, and Nationalism.


Her research has appeared in African Affairs, Acta Politica, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Democratization, and the Journal of Southern African Studies.
















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Department of Political Science
and Public Administration
Department Phone: 662.325.2711
Department Fax: 662.325.2716
Mailing Address: P. O. Box PC
Mississippi State University, MS 39762
Department Office: 105 Bowen Hall
Email address:polscipubadm@pspa.msstate.edu