Holly A. Gastineau-Grimes, Ph.D.
Holly Gastineau-Grimes is an assistant professor of political science and directs the First Year Seminar courses (which provide a common experience and introduction to the Franciscan values for all Marian University students). Grimes completed her masters in political science at the University of South Carolina. After working for the Journal of Politics in graduate school, Grimes ventured into publishing and enjoyed working with the Consumer for Dummies series before returning for her Ph.D. at Purdue University.
Dr. Grimes also leads the Marian University Model United Nations student group and course, which provides students with the opportunity to attend a multi-day conference role-playing U.N. delegates, while learning about the politics and culture of another country. As part of the cultural experience, Grimes has taken her students to the annual International Festival in Indianapolis, and local Ethiopian restaurants, Eastern European church services, and fall festivals. She has traveled with students to Charlotte, North Carolina, Chicago, and to the U.N. Headquarters in New York.
Grimes’ research considers the intersection of the welfare state and migration policy, as well as issues of women’s equality and women and politics more broadly. Grimes has presented her work at the American, Midwest, and Western Political Science Association Conferences, and has also had the opportunity to present at the Winchester International Gender, History, and Society Conference in England. Through a grant from Partners of America and in collaboration with fellow Marian faculty, her most recent project centers on building student research teams, which challenge students to critically assess equality through study abroad experiences.
POL102 American Politics
POL220 International Relations
POL301 Research Methods
POL 353 Politics of Development
POL359 Causes of Peace and War
POL380 Contemporary Issues in American Public Policy
POL380 Women and Politics
POL380 International Law and Human Rights
GLS290 Model United Nations
FYS110 First Year Seminar - Power from the Periphery