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

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
August 21, 2020
The Nevada Legislature wrapped up a second and controversial special session in the first part of August and conducted some of the most sensitive and pressing business well after business hours and while many people were sleeping.
KNPR News
May 19, 2020
More than five dozen judges and justices of the peace are up for election in Clark County next month. That includes all 26 judges in the controversial family court.
BBC News
March 5, 2020
Nevada made history when it became the first state in the US with a female-majority legislature, with women holding 51% of the seats, in December 2018.
Sunday Post
March 2, 2020
On the Democratic ballot paper for the first time will be media mogul Mike Bloomberg, who is the ninth-richest person in the world and has a $1 billion war chest to spend on defeating Trump.

Articles Featuring Rebecca Gill

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.