John P. Tuman, Ph.D.

Professor & Chair


John P. Tuman is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science. He teaches courses on comparative politics, Latin American politics, and international relations.

He is the author of Reshaping the North American Automobile Industry: Restructuring, Corporatism and Union Democracy in Mexico (Routledge/Continuum, 2003), 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). Professor Tuman also co-edited 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 he was the junior co-author of Comparative Politics: Nations and Theories in a Changing World (Prentice Hall, 2000).

He has also co-authored four policy reports for Brookings Mountain West. His articles have been published in Political Research Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis, 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, and Global Health Governance.

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