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Amy Austin Holmes

Amy Holmes
Prof. Amy Austin Holmes
Areas of Interest: Comparative/Historical Sociology, Social Movements & Revolutions, Political Sociology, Social Theory, American cultural and military presence abroad, Democratization and De-democratization, International Development.

Stay(s) with the Research Group

02.04. - 15.05.2013


Research focus, presentations and publications during stay

During her stay in Jena Amy Austin Holmes continued her current research on the revolutions and upheavals in the Arab world with focus on Egypt, Yemen, and Bahrain. As part of the Research Group's Colloquium Series she gave a talk on the Arab Spring. One of her texts on the topic entitled 'There are weeks when decades happen: Structure and Strategy in the Egyptian Revolution' can be found here.


Selected Publications

Holmes, Amy Austin: Contentious Allies: Social Unrest and the American Military Presence in Turkey and Germany 1945-2005 (forthcoming).

Holmes, Amy Austin (ed.) (2011): "Giovanni Arrighi: A Global Perspective", Special edition of the Journal of Development Studies, (Journal für Entwicklungspolitik), co-edited with Stefan Schmalz

Holmes, Amy Austin (2009): "Opposition to the American Military Presence in Turkey in the Context of the Iraq War", co-authored with Ayşe Gül Altınay in: The Bases of Empire. The Global Struggle against U.S. Military Posts. edited by Catherine Lutz, New York: NYU Press

Holmes, Amy Austin (2008): "Redeployment Reconsidered: Rumsfeld, Gates, and the US Presence in Germany" in AICGS Adviser, May 16, 2008.