Associate Professor (2002)

Professor Holmes specializes in judicial politics, constitutional law, gender and law, and American politics. Her research focuses on various issues surrounding the politics of the federal judiciary, including the selection and departure decisions of judges. She has published her work in an array of political science journals, law journals, and edited projects, and is the co-author of Judicial Process in America, published by SAGE/CQ Press. In 2012, Holmes received UVM’s Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award. Her current research project examines partisan asymmetry with respect to the treatment and salience of the federal judiciary.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

American Politics, Public Law


  • B.A., University of Vermont
  • M.A., University of Georgia
  • Ph.D., University of Georgia


  • 802-656-4475
Office Location:

Old Mill Room 540

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