Briana D Hyman


North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Arts Humanities, Soc Sci

History and Political Science

MPAPublic Administration and Nonprofit Studies / University of Arkansas
B.S.Communications / University of Lousville


Briana Hyman is a third year Political Science PhD student at Howard University, majoring in Black Politics and American Government, with a minor in Political Theory. Briana leverages her BS in Communication and MPA to fuel her research efforts in African American and Latina/o/x political behavior and policy support. She also has written on subjects including Pan-Africanism, Self-Identification Trends of Afro-Latinx Americans, Black Female Mayoral Re-Elections, and Federalism and Slavery as Supported by the Courts. Additionally, Briana was a Woodford R. Porter scholar at the University of Louisville and the recipient of the Hugh T. Henry Memorial Scholarship while attending the University of Arkansas. In pursuing a career in academia, Briana intends to continue her research while focusing on her students’ successes—both within and outside of the classroom—with the ultimate goal of increasing next generation political awareness within communities of the Diaspora.

Research Interests

American National Government; Minority Political Participation; Race, Identity and Politics; Civil Rights Policies and Politics; Black Politics; Black Ideology; African American and Latinx Voters; Policy Support Trends Among Minorities; Puerto Rican History, Relations with the U.S. and Independence Efforts; Political Theory; Constitutional Law