Fordham University



Marcus Holmes, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Ohio State University;
M.A., Georgetown University; B.A., University of Virginia


671 Faber Hall, 441 East Fordham Road

Department of Political Science, Fordham University

Bronx, NY 10458


Email: mholmes6@fordham.edu

Phone: (718) 817-3969

Fax: (718) 817-3972



Marcus Holmes teaches international relations, international political economy, foreign policy, diplomacy, homeland security affairs, and terrorism. Holmes has published, or has articles forthcoming, in International Organization, Journal of Theoretical Politics, International Studies Perspectives, Review of Policy Research, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Journal of Transportation Security, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and Homeland Security Affairs. He earned his doctorate from The Ohio State University and has previously taught at Georgetown University and The Ohio State University. 

Holmes CV


Courses Taught:

Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to International Politics
International Political Economy
Mass Violence & Genocide
Advanced International Relations Theory
Political Psychology of International Security
Analysis of International Politics (graduate)
International Business & Governments (graduate)



Forthcoming. "Fight-or-Flight or Tend-and-Befriend? Stress and the Political Psychology of Crisis Diplomacy." The Hague Journal of Diplomacy.

2014. "International Politics at the Brain's Edge: Social Neuroscience and a New 'Via Media.'" International Studies Perspectives 15(2): 209-228.

2014. "The Social Brain Paradigm and Social Norm Puzzles." Journal of Theoretical Politics (with Costas Panagopoulos).

2013. "The Force of Face-to-Face Diplomacy: Mirror Neurons and the Problem of Intentions." International Organization 67 (Fall): 829-61.

2012. "Homeland Security as International Security? The Case for International Relations as Disciplinary Model." Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 9(1).

2011. “National Security Behavioral Detection: A Typology of Strategies, Costs, and Benefits.” Journal of Transportation Security 4(4): 361-374.

2011. "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed: Representations of Anarchy in IR Theory." International Relations of the Asia-Pacific 11(2).

2009. “Just How Much Does That Cost, Anyway? An Analysis of the Financial Costs and Benefits of the ‘No-Fly’ List.” Homeland Security Affairs 5(1).

2007. “Culture Without the State: Reinvigorating Ukrainian Culture with Diasporic Efforts,” Review of Policy Research 24(2): 133-154.

Edited Volumes

Forthcoming Chapter. "Liminal Structures and Agents in International Politics."




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