Department of Sociology

  • Sociologists for Women in Society

    UNLV Sociologists, past, present and future, rock the Sociologists for Women in Society February 2014 winter meetings in Nashville! From left Crystal Jackson, Suzanne Becker, Barb Brents, Jenni Whitmer, Georgiann Davis, Emily Mann, Ranita Ray, and Jennifer Reed, with Ana Prokos and Jennifer Keene in the front row.

  • Summer Project

    Professor Robert Futrell and Ph.D. student Mark Salvaggio visited Kazakhstan this summer to work with U.S. and Kazakh students, scholars, and citizens to study lingering social, political, and ecological effects of the Nevada Test Site and the Polygon region in northeastern Kazakhstan.

  • Dr. Ranita Ray

    Dr. Ray, a new Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, is featured in the UNLV New Center with an interview about her research focus on poverty and social mobility in urban settings, and her ethnographic work with inner-city teens in Connecticut.

  • Crystal Jackson

    Crystal Jackson, 2013 Ph.D. graduate, studied the growing field of the political economy of commercial sexuality. Her dissertation Violating Sex: Narratives of Identity, Labor, & Rights in the U.S. Sex Workers Rights Movement used theories of collective identity, social movement, and the political economy of sex to analyze how sex worker rights activists conceptualize their activism. She is now an Assistant Professor in the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at CUNY.

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