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
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.
El Tiempo
November 30, 2020
Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson wants to see a change in the way judges take the bench in Nevada.
Las Vegas Review Journal
November 29, 2020
Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson wants to see a change in the way judges take the bench in Nevada.
The Telegraph
November 21, 2020
Nearly a year after Douglas County prosecutors dismissed false report charges against a KU law student who said she’d been raped by a classmate, a lawsuit and experts say Title IX investigators at the university doubled down on a flawed police investigation, failing her a second time.

Articles Featuring Rebecca Gill

Campus NewsNovember 5, 2020
A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s commitment to community, health care, and research.
UNLV professor Rebecca Gill
Business and CommunityOctober 2, 2020
UNLV political and judicial expert Rebecca Gill explains the history of the United States’ contentious appointment process, how it differs from other nations, and the implications of a recent vacancy.
Representatives from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians wrap UNLV Marta Meana in a blanket as part of the tribe's gift announcement to the university.
Campus NewsMarch 5, 2020
A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.
Constitution
Campus NewsSeptember 9, 2016
Boyd School of Law professors discuss presidential powers and UNLV's upcoming Constitution Day event.