Tiffiany Howard

Associate Professor, Political Science
Director of the Center for Migration, Demography, and Population Studies
Expertise: International security, conflict, and terrorism, Migration and refugee policy, Gender and race studies, Racial wealth gap, Entrepreneurship and small business

Biography

Tiffiany Howard is an associate professor of political science who joined the University of Nevada, Las Vegas faculty in 2008. Her fields of specialization include international security; immigration and refugee policies; political violence, conflict and terrorism; and comparative analyses of race, gender, and ethnicity.

She has been awarded notable nationally recognized visiting scholar and research fellow positions, 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 Black Mountain Institute Faculty Fellowship (Spring 2015); the Ford Foundation-Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship (2013-2014, In Residence at UCLA); and the Department of Defense-DARPA Research Fellow (2008).

Through her research, Howard has had the privilege of working at and with the United Nations, International Criminal Court, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security,  House Committee on Homeland Security, and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Howard is the author of The Tragedy of Failure (Praeger Security International/ABC-CLIO, 2010) and Failed States and the Origins of Violence (Ashgate, 2014), the co-author of Sex, Power and Politics: Exploring Gender Roles, Identities and Influence throughout History (Palgrave: Forthcoming 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 International Journal of Terrorism and Political Hot Spots, and Immigrants and Minorities.

Education

  • Ph.D. Joint in Political Science and Public Policy, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
  • LL.M. University of London-University College London, (Specialization in Human Rights Law), Expected 2018
  • M.A. Political Science, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
  • B.A. Political Science, Florida A & M University, with honors

Tiffiany Howard In The News

August 25, 2021
New research from the Boston Fed argues that the racial wealth gap may be smaller and more stable than thought.
June 14, 2021
Through the economic turmoil of pandemic shutdowns and the racial reckoning of 2020, Black-owned businesses have been a beacon of hope for the financial futures of African American's in the Rochester region.
May 26, 2021
Many business owners of color are still struggling to make ends meet – or have already shuttered – after their clients were ravaged by Covid.
February 3, 2021
It can be difficult for any business to succeed, but Black entrepreneurs have historically faced unique challenges. Despite, buy-black campaigns, grants, and other resources, 8 out of 10 Black-owned businesses fail within the first 18 months. So why do Black entrepreneurs continue to lag behind whites and other minority groups in terms of market share, and what will it take to keep them in business?

Articles Featuring Tiffiany Howard

Campus News | September 7, 2021
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Campus News | June 8, 2021
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Campus News | March 11, 2021
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Campus News | January 5, 2021
A collection of stories highlighting UNLV experts and their analysis of all things politics in 2020.