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Department of Sociology
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.
One of the Administrative Faculty Member of the Year Award winners, the Graduate College's Valarie Burke has been part of UNLV since arriving as an undergraduate 14 years ago.
UNLV program that embeds a professor in the residence halls aims at boosting student engagement.
A compilation of UNLV media coverage profiling just a few of the many people of UNLV who made an impact in the community in 2015.
In her University Forum lecture, sociology professor Georgiann Davis discusses how intersex people navigate their lives.
UNLV professor Bo Bernhard — a keynote speaker for UNLV Research Week Oct. 12-16 — explains how the science of intelligence bends in the direction of UNLV.
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Sociology In The News
On Jan. 27, the state of Washington gave adults a third sex option on birth certificates — an “X” to indicate neither male nor female — without medical documentation. As gender scholars, we applaud this. It’s a big deal for the state to say that we don’t simply have males and females. Just adding one more category is a good start but doesn’t solve the problem of how we use these categories.
If you’ve been anywhere near the internet this week, you’ve probably heard about The New York Times profile of neo-Nazi Tony Hovater. “A Voice of Hate in America’s Heartland” contrasted Hovater’s presence at the Charlottesville, Virginia, white supremacist march and extreme views on whether or not Hitler did anything wrong with his upcoming nuptials and love of “Seinfeld.”
Brothels are legal in Nevada, but only in counties with populations of fewer than 450,000. But could a move by Dennis Hof, who owns the Moonlite Bunny Ranch and six more brothels, lead to more acceptance of brothels?
Cries of “Nazis, go home!” and “Shame! Shame!” filled the air as Angela King and Tony McAleer stood with other counterprotesters at the “free speech” rally in Boston two weekends ago.
Cries of “Nazis, go home!” and “Shame! Shame!” filled the air as Angela King and Tony McAleer stood with other counterprotesters at the “free speech” rally in Boston last weekend.
Associate Professor, Sociology
An expert in urban culture and interactions, popular culture, religion and spirituality, and the Boston Red Sox.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
An expert in urban poverty and race
An expert in gender, sexuality, sexual politics, prostitution, sex work and sex trafficking.