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Tiffiany Howard

Associate Professor, Political Science

The Migration, Demography, and Population Studies Center Initiative

Expertise: International Security, Conflict, and Terrorism, Migration and Refugee Policy, Gender and Race Studies

About

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.

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

Oct 21, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head in the last TV debate before America decides who it wants in the White House.

Oct 21, 2016

Ahead of the last presidential debate, Professor Tiffany Howard at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, discusses the global interest in the U.S. presidential election and what the candidates are saying about defeating ISIL.

Oct 21, 2016

The finale of this year’s presidential debate series airs at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday, guaranteeing audiences more of the surprises and intense performances they have come to expect from the 2016 campaign season. Moderated by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the third debate brings Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump together one last time with less than three weeks until Election Day.

Oct 19, 2016

The finale of this year’s presidential debate series airs at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday, guaranteeing audiences more of the surprises and intense performances they have come to expect from the 2016 campaign season.

Articles Featuring Tiffiany Howard

Refugees on a raft
Feb 14, 2017
Campus News

Political scientist Tiffiany Howard explains the causes and potential effects of the thousands of people fleeing Syria’s ongoing civil war.


2016 Debate flags
Sep 22, 2016
Campus News

Students and the Las Vegas community will gather to watch live streams of the debates leading up to the final contest Oct. 19 at UNLV.