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

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 25, 2022
The Supreme Court overturned nearly 50 years of constitutional protections for abortion on Friday, ushering in likely abortion bans across much of the country.
June 24, 2022
With the Supreme Court now overturning Roe vs. Wade, what does this mean for abortion access here in Nevada?
K.T.N.V. T.V. ABC 13
June 24, 2022
With the Supreme Court now overturning Roe vs. Wade, what does this mean for abortion access here in Nevada?
K.L.A.S. T.V. 8 News Now
June 15, 2022
Dr. Rebecca Gill, a UNLV assistant professor of political science, analyzes what allegations of election fraud will mean going into the November election.

Articles Featuring Rebecca Gill

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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.

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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.