Dr. 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.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDS
- with Nerses Kopalyan. Sex, Power and Politics: Exploring Gender Roles, Identities and Influence throughout History. Palgrave: March 2016.
- Failed States and the Origins of Violence: A Comparative Analysis of State Failure as a Root Cause of Terrorism and Political Violence. Ashgate: London, UK, June 2014
- The Tragedy of Failure: Evaluating State Failure and its Impact on the Spread of Refugees, Terrorism and War. Praeger/ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA, April 2010.
Peer Reviewed Articles:
- “Afro-Latinos and the Black-Hispanic Identity: Evaluating the Potential for Group Conflict and Cohesion. The National Political Science Review (Special Issue), Forthcoming-Spring 2017
- with Brendan Morris. “Pathways to State Failure: Greed or Grievance?” International Journal of Terrorism and Political Hot Spots, 9:1, August 2014
- “Poor Scapegoats: Moving Beyond Radical Islam, Modernization, and Authoritarian Rule as the Root Causes of Terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa” Air and Space Power Journal– Africa and Francophone, 27:3, May-July 2013.
- “The Perceptions of Self and Others: Examining the Effect Identity Adoption has on Immigrant Attitudes toward Affirmative Action Policies in the United States.” Immigrants and Minorities, 29:1, February 2011.
- “Failed States and the Spread of Terrorism in sub-Saharan Africa.” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism,33:10, November 2010.
- “Revisiting State Failure: Developing a Causal Model of State Failure Based Upon Theoretical Insight.” Civil Wars, 10:2, June 2008.
- “Solving the Problem: Debating Post-Conflict Refugee Strategies.” LBJ Journal of Public Affairs. Spring 2005.
- Howard, Tiffiany. “Afro-Latinos in the United States.” People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health, and Immigration. ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, CA. October 2016.
- Howard, Tiffiany. (2014). ”Beyond the Tragedy of Failure: Debating the Role of State Failure in the Middle East and North Africa as a Root Cause of Political Violence in the Region,” In Stivachtis, Yannis A. and Christopher Price (Eds.) Issues in International Politics, Economy, and Governance. Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), Athens, Greece.
- with Victor Asal (2011). “Methodological Development in Nationalism, Ethnicity and Migration,” In Robert A. Denemark, and Andrea K. Gerlak (Eds.) International Studies Compendia. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, (Reprint #410).
- with Victor Asal (2010). “Methodological Development in Nationalism, Ethnicity and Migration,” In Robert A. Denemark, and Andrea K. Gerlak (Eds.) International Studies Compendia. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, March.
- Howard, Tiffiany. (2010).”Muslim-West Relations: Past Problems and Current Challenges.”Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Santa Barbara, CA, Sept.
- “Bombshells with Black Faces: State Failure and Sexual Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa.” (March 5, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2015945 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2015945
- “Weak States, Terrorism and Sexual Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa.” (October 5, 2011). Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Available at http://www.peacewomen.org/assets/file/Resources/Academic/vaw_terrorismstatefailure_tiffianyhoward_2011.pdf
- “Beyond the Tragedy of Failure: Exploring the Utility of Existing Models of State Failure in an Effort to Develop a More Precise Typology and More Accurate Predictions of State Collapse” 9th Annual Conference on Politics and International Affairs, (Athens, Greece), June 2011. Book of Abstracts. Edited by Gregory T. Papanikos. http://www.atiner.gr/abstracts/2011POL-ABST.pdf
- 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)
SELECTED INVITED TALKS AND INTERVIEWS
- Is Anxiety Fueling Your Decision Making In The 2016 Election? KNPR, Airdate: January 26, 2016
- Her Profile in Courage. PBS Documentary Series: Women, War and Peace. Airdate: October 12, 2011.