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Tiffiany Howard, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

UNLV-WEBPIC1Dr. 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, DARPA Research Fellow, and the 2013 Barrick Scholar Award Recipient.  Dr. Howard is also 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, and Immigrants and Minorities.





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Other Publications:

  • UNLV-Faculty Opportunity Award (FOA)-Center of Excellence (2016: $80,000; Co-PIs: John Tuman, David Damore, Rebecca Gill, Nerses Kopalyan, Ted Jelen, Bradley Donohue, Brach Poston, Christie Batson,Takashi Yamashita, Darren Liu, Jay Shen, Fatma Marouf, Michael Kagan, Jaewon Lim, Steen Madsen, Margarita Jara)
  • Department of Education-Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages (UISFL) Award for Faculty Research (2016: $4,000)
  • UNLV-CSUN (Student Government) Teaching Excellence and Service Award, (2015)
  • UNLV College of Liberal Arts (COLA)-PhD Student Summer Faculty Research Award, (2015, $3,000)
  • Black Mountain Institute-COLA Humanities Faculty Research Fellowship, (2014-2015, Spring 2015 Semester Course Reduction-In Residence Black Mountain Institute)
  • Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, (2013-2014 Fellowship Year at UCLA, $40,000)
  • Barrick Faculty Scholar Award-University of Nevada Las Vegas, (2013, $2500)
  • American Political Science Association (APSA) Centennial Center Visiting Scholars Program (2013-2014:  Declined)
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas-College of Liberal Arts Faculty Diversity Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship, (2011: $1000).
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas College of Liberal Arts Faculty Travel Grant, (2013: $800)
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas College of Liberal Arts Faculty Travel Grant, (2012: $500)
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas College of Liberal Arts Faculty Travel Grant, (2011: $1000)
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas College of Liberal Arts Faculty Travel Grant, (2009: $800)
  • Research Fellow-Integrated Crisis Early Warning Systems Project at the University of Georgia- Violence Intra-national Political Conflict and Terrorism (VIPCAT) Research Laboratory (Funded by Lockheed Martin and DARPA)-(2008:30,000)