Skip to content

Dr. Amy Austin Holmes

Amy Austin Holmes is currently a Public Policy Fellow at the Wilson Center. She has a PhD from Johns Hopkins University, with expertise on US security relations and contentious politics in Europe and the Middle East.  Dr. Holmes previously served as a tenured Associate Professor at the American University in Cairo, and has held Visiting Scholar positions at Harvard University and Brown University. A former Fulbright scholar in Germany, she is the author of Coups and Revolutions: Mass Mobilization, the Egyptian Military, and the United States from Mubarak to Sisi(Oxford University Press 2019) and Social Unrest and American Military Bases in Turkey and Germany since 1945(Cambridge University Press 2014).

Latest Articles

Coups and Revolutions in Egypt

Newlines Institute Senior Analyst and Contours host Nicholas Heras sits down with Dr. Holmes and another highly regarded Egypt expert, Mohamed Soltan, to discuss the Egyptian state's response to the three mass uprisings it faced since 2011 and how the Abdel Fattah al-Sisi-led government could adapt to numerous pressures on Egypt's stability.

Civil-Military Relations