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

Biography

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

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 5, 2021
This year’s CES will look different than its predecessors, and not just because it’s going virtual — it’s also more diverse.
Las Vegas Review Journal
December 18, 2020
For one retired California attorney hoping to live out his days in quiet, conservative isolation in Pahrump, Nevada’s democracy is something that must be rigorously stamped out.
KTNV-TV: ABC 13
December 11, 2020
The Supreme Court of the United States rejected a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas in an effort to overturn the presidential election, but two other 'states' listed in joining the legal fight 'New Nevada' and 'New California' are making headlines and drawing jokes online.
Las Vegas Review Journal
December 3, 2020
Ten years ago, Nevada voters handily rejected a ballot measure proposed by state lawmakers that would have eliminated judicial elections in favor of an appointment and retention system. But after November’s balloting saw a handful of underfunded challengers unseat incumbent judges, some influential voices are again calling to revive efforts to overhaul the state’s judicial selection process.

Articles Featuring Rebecca Gill

Campus News | February 3, 2021
A collection of news stories from the new year highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.
"I Voted" stickers
Campus News | January 5, 2021
A collection of stories highlighting UNLV experts and their analysis of all things politics in 2020.
Campus News | December 10, 2020
A collection of news stories highlighting the election, COVID-19, and scientific discovery at UNLV.
Campus News | November 5, 2020
A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s commitment to community, health care, and research.