Rebecca Gill

Associate Professor, Political Science
Expertise: Gender and race bias, Elections, Women and politics, Judicial selection, Judicial decision-making, American courts, American constitutional law & policy, Nevada courts, Nevada politics, Intersectionality, the #MeToo movement, equity in higher education


Rebecca Gill brings a decidedly interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to understanding important social issues involving law, courts, and social norms. Gill is an expert on judges, judicial selection, and race and gender bias. She is an engaging speaker with experience presenting to a wide range of audiences, including via radio and television. As the former director of the Women's Research Institute of Nevada (2017-2019), she is particularly excited to talk about the wide range of research about gender, women, and girls. Gill's story about her own experience with sexual harassment in academia has gained national media attention, so she has both professional and personal experience with the #MeToo movement.

Gill is the recipient of a multi-year National Science Foundation grant to investigate implicit bias in judicial performance evaluations. She is also working on other research involving gender, courts, and politics, including the role of masculinity and social norms on the selection and behavior of judges American courts.

Gill's research has appeared in the Law & Society Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, the Ohio State Law JournalState Politics & Policy Quarterly, the Journal of Women, Politics, and PolicyPolitics, Groups, & Identities, and a number of other high profile scholarly journals. Gill is the co-author of Judicialization of Politics: The Interplay of Institutional Structure, Legal Doctrine, and Politics on the High Court of Australia. Her work has also been featured in popular outlets like the Washington Post, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Wall Street Journal Law Blog, and the Empirical Legal Studies Blog.


Rebecca Gill In The News

Europa Liberia România
Mid-term elections begin in the US on Tuesday. With all seats in the House of Representatives and more than a third of the Senate up for grabs, the election is expected to result in the defeat of President Joe Biden's Democrats.
K.L.A.S. T.V. 8 News Now
Election day is Nov. 8 and people have been voting using early and mail-in methods for weeks. As the hours are counted down until votes are tallied and Nevadans start to receive a picture of the results, Dr. Rebecca Gill from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas weighs in on what to expect.
Early voting is up since the 2018 midterms across the country and in four of the six key states to watch for the 2022 midterms.
Early voting is up since the 2018 midterms across the country and in four of the six key states to watch for the 2022 midterms.

Articles Featuring Rebecca Gill

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Campus News | October 4, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting research wins, expert insights, and academic achievement.

Lake Mead
Campus News | July 11, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV experts who made headlines locally, nationally, and around the world.

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Campus News | June 8, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting celebration, health, and progress at UNLV.

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Campus News | February 3, 2021

A collection of news stories from the new year highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.