Stephen Bates is an associate professor in the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies at UNLV. He has taught classes on the First Amendment, censorship, privacy, and law and technology.
Bates’ research focuses on freedom of speech. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of four books, with another one under contract to Yale University Press. His articles have appeared in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Communication Law and Policy, the First Amendment Law Review, and the International Journal of Communication, as well as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the Wilson Quarterly. He holds an A.B. and a J.D. from Harvard University.
A former board member of the ACLU of Nevada, Bates is a member of the advisory board of the Black Mountain Institute at UNLV as well as the planning committee for the Vegas Valley Book Festival.
- J.D., Harvard University
- A.B., Harvard University