John P. Tuman

Professor, Political Science
Expertise: Latin American Politics, NAFTA, Mexican and North American Automobile Industry , Immigration, Latino Politics, Foreign Aid

Biography

John P. Tuman is an expert on Latin America, with a focus on Mexico, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the Mexican and North American automobile industry. Tuman has also conducted research on immigration from Latin American to the U.S. and political and civic engagement among Latin American immigrants and Latinos in the U.S.. He directed a study on civic engagement among Latin American immigrants in the Las Vegas area for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 2008. More recently, he co-directed a project on Latinos in Nevada for Brookings Mountain-West. 

Tuman is the author of Reshaping the North American Automobile Industry: Restructuring, Corporatism and Union Democracy in Mexico, and Latin American Migrants in the Las Vegas Valley: Civic Engagement and Political Participation, and co-author of The Impact of the Great Recession on Nevada's Latino Community. He has also co-edited volumes on Latin American and published papers in a number of political science journals. He has also served as president for the Pacific Coast Council of Latin American Studies and the International Studies Association-West.

Education

  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Chicago
  • B.A., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

John P. Tuman In The News

Nevada Current
September 2, 2020
Nevada’s minority populations are the hardest hit by COVID-19 in terms of infection, hospitalization, and mortality rates, according to statewide data trends analyzed by the Guinn Center.
Newswise
August 28, 2020
UNLV political science professor John Tuman is available to speak about the findings of his new study examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on labor market conditions in Nevada.
The Nevada Independent
August 28, 2020
Initial claims for Nevada’s standard unemployment program hit a new milestone last week, dropping below 10,000 in a week for the first time since business shutdowns began in March after peaking at more than 90,000 early in the crisis.
The Nevada Independent
August 28, 2020
Initial claims for Nevada’s standard unemployment program hit a new milestone last week, dropping below 10,000 in a week for the first time since business shutdowns began in March after peaking at more than 90,000 early in the crisis.

Articles Featuring John P. Tuman

Campus NewsSeptember 15, 2020
UNLV takes on another school semester with precaution and discovery.
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ResearchAugust 12, 2016
​Political science professor John Tuman on how the Latino immigrant vote might mean more than ever to candidates this season.
Campus NewsMarch 11, 2014
A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
ResearchJanuary 3, 2014
New UNLV Brookings Mtn. West report analyzes conditions that led to rapid joblessness among Latinos during economic downturn.