Rebecca Gill

Associate Professor, Political Science
Director, Women's Research Institute of Nevada
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 Director of the Women's Research Institute of Nevada, 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.

 

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Rebecca Gill In The News

Christian Science Monitor
February 18, 2020
Ever since the debacle in Iowa, Kimi Cole has been fielding multiple calls a day from Nevadans feeling anxious about their state’s upcoming presidential caucuses.
KNPR News
December 18, 2019
The Nevada Supreme Court has issued its report on the counties' family court systems, and guess what? It found the often-criticized Clark County family court is doing most things right.
Las Vegas Review Journal
November 21, 2019
Southern Nevada voters won’t head to the polls for a general election until next November, but it’s wise to stay educated about potential issues and candidates. While information on those seeking national and statewide office is often readily available, voters have far fewer resources when it comes to down-ticket contests, particularly judicial races.
Bloomberg
November 20, 2019
Casinos in Nevada soon may be required to take extra steps to prevent workplace harassment and discrimination nearly two years after the #MeToo movement increased scrutiny of the Las Vegas gaming industry, where workers say they’re regularly subjected to inappropriate conduct.

Articles Featuring Rebecca Gill

Constitution
Campus NewsSeptember 9, 2016
Boyd School of Law professors discuss presidential powers and UNLV's upcoming Constitution Day event.