John P. Tuman

John P. Tuman, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Faculty, College of Liberal Arts and Professor

Political Science
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John P. Tuman is the Associate Dean for Faculty, College of Liberal Arts, and Professor of Political Science at UNLV. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (1994), his M.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago (1988), and his B.A. in Political Science (High Honors) from the University of California, Berkeley (1985).  He teaches courses on Comparative Politics and International Relations, with a focus on Latin America and foreign policy.  Professor Tuman also served as chair of the department from 2009 to 2018.

He is author of Reshaping the North American Automobile Industry: Restructuring, Corporatism and Union Democracy in Mexico(Routledge/Continuum, 2003 [reprint, 2015]), The North American Auto Industry Beyond NAFTA: Productivity and Industrial Relations (Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2000), and Latin American Migrants in the Las Vegas Valley: Civic Engagement and Political Participation(Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2009). He is also co-editor of Transforming the Latin American Automobile Industry: Unions, Workers, and the Politics of Restructuring (M.E. Sharpe, 1998) and Voices and Visions: 2008 Proceedings of the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies (PCCLAS, 2010), and junior co-author of Comparative Politics: Nations and Theories in a Changing World (Prentice Hall, 2000).

Professor Tuman’s articles have been published in several journals, including Political Research Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis, Party Politics, Latin American Research Review, Studies in Comparative International Development, International Interactions, International Relations of the Asia Pacific, Public Performance and Management Review, State and Local Government Review, Industrial Relations Journal, Journal of East Asian Studies, Latin American Policy, and Global Health Governance. In addition, he has published five research reports on Latinos in Nevada with Brookings Mountain West.

Professor Tuman is the past president of the Pacific Coast Council of Latin American Studies and the International Studies Association-West. He has also served as Program Chair for Latin American Studies at UNLV.

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Expert Areas: Comparative Politics (Latin America) and International Relations