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Tiffiany Howard, PhD

Associate Professor of Political Science

Dr. Tiffiany Howard is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).   She earned her joint doctorate in political science and public policy from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2006 and joined the UNLV faculty in 2008.  Her fields of specialization include international security, immigration and refugee policies, and comparative analyses of race, gender and ethnicity. Lastly, through her research and fellowship opportunities, Dr. Howard has had the privilege of working at and with the United Nations, the International Criminal Court, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security,  the House Committee on Homeland Security, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. 

She is the recipient of several prestigious grant awards and research fellowships, including the Council on Foreign Relations-International Affairs Fellowship (2019-2020); the Geneva Center for Security Policy-Associate Fellowship (2020); the Asser Institute-Visiting Fellowship (2020); the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation-Senior Research Fellowship (2019); the Faculty Opportunity Award-Center of Excellence Grant (2016); the Department of Education-UISFL Program-Business Spanish Experience Grant (2016); the Black Mountain Institute-Faculty Fellowship (2015); the Ford Foundation-Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship (2013-2014, In Residence at UCLA); the APSA Centennial Center Visiting Scholar Fellowship position; and the Department of Defense-DARPA Research Fellow (2008). 

Dr. Howard is also the recipient of the Marjorie Barrick Scholar Award (2013); the  Faculty Diversity Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship (2011); the UNLV-COLA PhD Student Summer Faculty Research Award (2015); and the UNLV-CSUN Teaching Excellence and Service Award (2015).

She is the author of The Tragedy of Failure (Praeger Security International/ABC-CLIO, 2010), and Failed States and the Origins of Violence (Routledge, 2014); the co-author of Latinos in Nevada (University of Nevada Press, 2021), and Sex, Power and Politics: Exploring Gender Roles, Identities and Influence throughout History (Palgrave: 2016); and series co-editor of  Migration, Demography and Environmental Change: Global Challenges (University of Nevada Press).  Other notable peer reviewed publications appear in Civil Wars, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, the Journal of Political Science Education, National Political Science Review, the Journal for Deradicalization, and Immigrants and Minorities.



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