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Department of Sociology
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.
Georgiann Davis, intersex educator and advocate, seeks to inform the current sociopolitical discourse on the subject through her new book.
As the campus gears up to host the final presidential debate, UNLV professors are making direct connections between their course materials and this year's ground-breaking election season.
Mayara Cueto-Diaz of the Boyd School of Law arrived at UNLV as a student, but liked the university atmosphere so much she decided to find a full-time campus job after graduation.
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Sociology In The News
A campaign to end legal sex work in Nevada has spiralled into a war of words between a state assembly member and his challenger – a prominent local brothel owner.
It’s repeated so often that it goes largely unchallenged: In economically disadvantaged communities, young people are at extreme risk of drug usage, gang activity, violent crime and unplanned pregnancies.
With immigration matters constantly in the news, perhaps you may have heard of “mixed-status families.” Mixed-status families include members with different immigration statuses. For example, a common family combination in the United States includes undocumented parents and citizen children. There are approximately 16 million people in mixed-status families in the United States. Mixed-status families are nothing new and yet, current debates over immigration mean that these families are the targets of harmful rhetoric and policies. And, while families are deeply resilient, there are still a few actions we can take to support them. I share seven of these actions below.
Sex workers and adult film actors spoke out today as Rudy Giuliani doubled down on comments he made about Stormy Daniels, saying she has no "reputation" or "credibility" because of the work she does.
In his new book, “The Terminal Self: Everyday Life in Hypermodern Times,” University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) sociology professor Simon Gottschalk examines the social and psychological toll of increasingly online lives on work, education, family life, interactions, our sense of self, and more.
An expert in gender, sexuality, sexual politics, prostitution, sex work and sex trafficking.
Assistant Professor, Sociology
An expert on the intersection of medicine and sex, gender, and sexuality
Assistant Professor of Sociology
An expert in urban poverty and race