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Department of Sociology
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.
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.
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Sociology In The News
Over a decade into the rollicking era of tweets and online posts, the nation is still grappling with the mores of online speech and conduct.
If you regularly watch TV, you’ve probably seen a cartoon bear pitching you toilet paper, a gecko with a British accent selling you auto insurance and a bunny in sunglasses promoting batteries.
BYU Radio/ Top of Mind with Julie Rose interviews UNLV sociology professor Simon Gottschalk: The pace of life and work has accelerated drastically in the past 70 years. Even in the last 10 years since phones got smart, things have sped up. What are the consequences of being connected and on-call all the time? Can anything be done to slow it all down?
The future of some of Nevada’s most well-known brothels is in voters’ hands, according to the Associated Press. A November ballot initiative seeks to shut down the four legal brothels in Lyon County, all of which are owned by Dennis Hof, who is currently running as a Trump-loving Republican candidate for the Nevada Legislature.
Last week I reported the news that deaths by suicide in this country are up 25 percent since 1999. According to federal data, deaths attributed to opioid overdose and alcohol abuse are now at the highest rate in 35 years. Life expectancy in the United States has dropped two years in a row, marking the first downturn in more than two decades.
Professor of Sociology
An expert in both urban sustainability and political extremism, including white supremacy
Professor, Sociology and Hotel Management
An expert on gaming and society, Bernhard has been featured on CNN, The Discovery Channel, the BBC, and The History Channel.
Associate Professor, Sociology
An expert in urban culture and interactions, popular culture, religion and spirituality, and the Boston Red Sox.