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Lynn Holland, Lecturer

Josef Korbel School of International Studies Lecturer Lynn HollandEmail:

Office: 204 Ben M. Cherrington Hall
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Denver
2201 South Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80208

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  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA, University of Colorado
  • BA, Occidental College

Research and Expertise

Political economic development in Latin America, U.S.-Latin American relations, Illicit markets in the Americas.

Professional Profile

  • Lecturer, Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver (2010-present); Director of the International Studies degree (2015-present); Co-Director of the Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration degree (2013-2014), Adjunct Professor (2005-2010);
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Trafficking, Organized Crime and Security;
  • Senior Research Scholar, Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA);
  • Editorial board, Journal of Human Trafficking, Forced Labor and Slavery, Human Trafficking Center, University of Denver (2012);
  • Recipient, Ruth Murray Underhill Teaching Award (2011)
  • Visiting Professor, McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs, Colorado School of Mines (2005-2006);
  • Honorarium Professor of Political Science, University of Colorado, Denver (1992-2004);
  • Guest editor, The New World of Politics: An Introduction to Political Science, San Diego: Collegiate Press, 4th edition (1997);
  • Guest Reviewer, Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs (1997);
  • Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Political and Economic Development in Latin America, University of California, Santa Barbara (1995).

Recent Publications

Holland, D. L. (2014). Children at the border: Are they refugees from the drug war? International Affairs Forum. Retrieved from

Holland, D. L. (2014). The politics of deportation and the restrictionist movement in the post-9/11 era. Contemporary Justice Review. Retrieved from

Holland, D. L. (2014). Why repression continues in Honduras.  Foreign Policy in Focus. Retrieved from

Holland, D. L. (2014). The Lower Aguán in Honduras and the deadly battle over land rights. Carnegie Ethics Online.  Retrieved from


  • INTS 4324: International Political Economy
  • INTS 4501: Comparative Politics
  • INTS 4450: Democracy and Militarism in Latin America
  • INTS 3703: Illicit Markets in Latin America
  • INTS 3705: Political Economic Development in Latin America