Political Science, PhD Candidate
Tiffanesha is doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science with an emphasis in comparative politics and international relations.
Research Interests: She is interested in the long term effects of the level of colonial exclusionary practices on state capacity in post-colonial states. Her other research interests include the effect of globalization on local mediation of natural resource extraction in Southeast Asia, interstate conflict and cooperation over freshwater resources, the importance of administrative capacity for varying levels of police brutality and state violence, and the new wave of social activism in the United States.
Campus Involvement: Program Coordinator, CIE Ambassadors Program; President, Association of Black Graduate and Professional Students
Awards: American Institute for Indonesian Studies/Council for American Overseas Research Centers Fellowship; Ridgel Fellowship; Fulbright Hays Fellowship; Critical Language Scholarship-Indonesia; Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship
Future Plans: Her future plans include teaching at a research institution or liberal arts college, as well as public service and consulting.
“One of my favorite place in Columbia is Stephens Lake Park. Strolling by the lake a sunrise and sunset is absolutely divine.”