Tiffiany Howard is an associate professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 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 political violence, conflict and terrorism.
She has been awarded notable nationally recognized visiting scholar and research fellow positions, including an APSA Centennial Center Visiting Scholar Position which she declined. She is also a former Black Mountain Institute Faculty Fellow (Spring 2015); Ford Foundation Post-doctoral Scholar and DARPA Research Fellow.
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.
- 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