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sociology Accomplishments

Apr 20, 2017
Christie Batson (Sociology) was selected as the recipient of the 2017 Academic Assessment Award for a Department or Program. This is a first-ever, universitywide award that acknowledges "outstanding work and dedication to academic assessment." 

Mar 30, 2017
Takashi Yamashita and Jennifer Keene (both Sociology), and their co-authors, published an article in Journal of Applied Gerontology titled, "Underlying Motivations of Volunteering Across Life Stages: A Study of Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations in Nevada."

Mar 29, 2017
Kate Hausbeck Korgan (Graduate College) recently was named president of the Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS). Her position became effective during the 2017 WAGS annual conference, held earlier this month in Seattle. WAGS — comprised of more than 90 institutions in the western United States, Canada, and Mexico — links member institutions to address and collaborate on graduate education issues; provide a collective voice on international issues related to higher education; and cultivate support for graduate faculty and student research, scholarship, and creative activity. A social theorist with diverse methodological skills and expertise in gender, sexuality, culture, and identity, Korgan also is a tenured faculty member in the sociology department.

Mar 10, 2017
Michael Ian Borer (Sociology) was quoted in "Escape Rooms Like The Basement Quickly Growing in Las Vegas Popularity" — a Las Vegas Review-Journal article. Among other scholarly contributions, Borer is the author of Faithful to Fenway: Believing in Boston, Baseball, and America’s Most Beloved Ballpark (NYU Press, 2008).

Mar 8, 2017
Georgiann Davis (Sociology) is the author of  Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis (NYU Press, 2015), which was cited in an Amicus Brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court. She also was featured on KNPR's program State of Nevada

Mar 2, 2017
Erick B. López and Takashi Yamashita (both Sociology) published an article in Ethnicity and Health titled, "The Relationship of Education and Acculturation with Vigorous Intensity Leisure Time Physical Activity by Gender in Latinos."

Feb 2, 2017
David Dickens (Sociology) and co-author Tyler Schafer, a former sociology graduate student at UNLV, published an article in Qualitative Sociology Review titled, “Social Marking in Memory Entrepreneurship: The Battle Over Zapata’s Legacy.”

Jan 30, 2017
Takashi Yamashita, Erick B. López, Marta Soligo, and Jennifer R. Keene (all Sociology) published an article in Adult Education Quarterly titled "Older Lifelong Learners’ Motivations for Participating in Formal Volunteer Activities in Urban Communities."

Jan 25, 2017
Takashi Yamashita, Erick López, Marta Soligo, and Jennifer Keene (all Sociology) and graduate students in the department collaborated with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNLV, and conducted a project on the attitudes toward volunteering among the OLLI participants. The results have been published in the article "Older Lifelong Learners’ Motivations for Participating in Formal Volunteer Activities in Urban Communities," which appeared in Adult Education Quarterly.   

Jan 18, 2017
Georgiann Davis (Sociology) is featured in a National Geographic documentary titled "Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric." The documentary premiers Monday, Feb. 6, on the National Geographic channel. Davis is the author of Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis (2015, NYU Press).