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Department of Sociology
Growing demand drives growth in online courses. Here are the people and tools helping faculty cross the digital divide.
This student’s summer research on microaggressions against queer black males was no small task.
A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
Assistant sociology professor Ranita Ray says black and brown youth are not social problems and their futures are worthy of investment.
Technology carries the promise to make our lives easier, but at what price? UNLV sociologist Simon Gottschalk explains his research in a new book.
Vegas native Bo Bernhard’s research on the city’s top industry, hospitality and gaming, informs billion-dollar business decisions around the world and closer to home.
Georgiann Davis and Claudia Keelan earned top honors from the Nevada System of Higher Education for their research and creative accomplishments.
So married to UNLV that she had her wedding reception on campus, this alum says working at her alma mater is a natural progression.
UNLV researchers made international headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a round up of some of our top stories of 2017.
Sociology-based program connects students to community issues and social justice causes.
Former UNLV basketball player Gwynn Hobbs Grant encourages Native American youths to create their own success.
Offered for the first time this year, the Community Engagement Awards recognize four UNLV employees for commitment to community-focused research and service.
Herb J. Santos Jr., the Liberal Arts Alumnus of the Year, finds opportunity in adversity.
Sociologist Georgiann Davis embraces her public persona as she delves into sociological issues in the medical community.
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Sociology In The News
Not in our city. No way, no how.
How to achieve work-life balance
It is the first strike against sexual harassment in over a hundred years. On September 18 in ten US cities - Chicago, Kansas City, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Orlando, San Francisco and Durham - McDonald's employees took to the streets, asking the main chain US and global catering industry to do more to combat the problem of harassment in the workplace.
Americans are known around the world for eating too much, but when it comes to time, we are starving ourselves. It’s called “time famine” — an uncomfortable feeling that we have too much to do in too little time. Social scientists have been studying it for more than 20 years.
With the proliferation of social media sites, the desire to stay connected online has become permanent. But this digital addiction is now beginning to take its toll on people’s happiness. As technology becomes omnipresent, the dangers of digital dependency are real and unsettling.
Assistant Professor, Sociology
An expert on the intersection of medicine and sex, gender, and sexuality
Associate Professor, Sociology
An expert in urban culture and interactions, popular culture, religion and spirituality, and the Boston Red Sox.
An expert in gender, sexuality, sexual politics, prostitution, sex work and sex trafficking.