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Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies News

Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies allows students to create degree programs from courses across disciplinary boundaries, including cultural studies, linguistic studies, Asian studies, Latin American studies, multi-disciplinary studies, and social science studies.

Current Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies News

commencement cap saying "1st Gen Chin Cona Momo Mi Madre"
Campus News | May 18, 2019

Check out the exhibit at Lied Library to see what messages Latinx students have conveyed at commencement in recent years.

Karsyn Wilson sitting on stage in an empty theater.
Research | May 1, 2019

Through interviews and writing, this Research & Creative Honors Program participant discovered how storytelling empowers marginalized groups.

book covers
Arts and Culture | April 26, 2019

Books by UNLV professors deal with topics as disparate as Thai food and feminist-owned sex-toy stores and the impact both have had in the U.S.

Research | April 16, 2019
UNLV’s Research & Creative Honors Program provides undergraduates with unique opportunities that prepare them for graduate studies.
four portraits of women
Research | April 9, 2019

Four students on the chances they’ve taken, the confidence they’ve gained, and the dreams they continue to chase.

Two women viewing artwork
Arts and Culture | February 20, 2019

The Barrick Museum's Axis Mundo exhibit explores the intersectionality of LGBTQ and Latinx artists.

Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies In The News

El Tiempo
June 14, 2019

On Wednesday, June 5, the Art Department of the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) welcomed the "Latinos Who Lunch" (Latinos Who Lunch) to the Marjorie Barrick Art Museum. The hosts of the poscat are Babelito and Favyfax, both alumni of UNLV, who had as special guest Dr. Erika Abad, to start a conversation about the representation of Latinx in digital media.

The Sociable
June 6, 2019

In this episode of The Sociable Podcast, we speak with two experts with very different opinions on porn and addiction.

Boston Globe
May 29, 2019

It’s commencement season in Boston, a city that boasts almost 30 colleges and universities. On any given weekend, you’re almost as likely to catch a glimpse of someone wearing a cap and gown as you are to see a fan in a Red Sox hat. But the caps and gowns worn by graduates have a much longer history. In recent decades, caps even have become space for graduates to express their individuality.

Pittsburgh City Paper
May 29, 2019

This week marks the close of International Masturbation Month. Dedicating time to celebrate masturbation may seem trivial, but the month has political roots that are particularly significant given the current attempts to repress sexual freedom and bodily autonomy.

NBC News
February 21, 2019

For Kris Yenbamroong, the timeline of Talesai — his family’s Thai eatery on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles — is intimately tied with his own life: It opened its doors in 1982, the year he was born.

KNPR News
February 21, 2019

A week ago, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation put the entire state of Nevada on its Dirty Dozen list for sexual exploitation.

Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies Experts

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Recent Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies Accomplishments

June 5, 2019
Anne Stevens (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) has published a chapter on teaching parody in the volume Teaching Modern British and American Satire, edited by Evan Davis and Nicholas Nace (Modern Language Association, 2019).
May 28, 2019
Erika G. Abad (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) conducted an interview of Vida actors Mishel Prada and Ser Anzoztegui during a panel titled "Vida: Family, Love, & Identity," which now has been published on ClexaCon's YouTube channel. The interview took place during ClexaCon 2019.
April 25, 2019
Nicole Espinosa (Interdisciplinary, Ethnic, and Gender Studies), Amber Williams (Psychology), and Erika Abad (Interdisciplinary, Ethnic, and Gender Studies) presented during ClexaCon's first Academic Lab earlier this month. Espinosa, a gender and sexuality studies student and 2017-18 McNair Scholar, and Williams, a master's student, presented...
March 18, 2019
Patricia Heisser Metoyer (Psychology and Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) is the author of “ Mixedness” and “Ancestral Race Trauma”: The Monster Has No Name, which is a selected publication in the Journal of Intercultural Disciplines and in the Journal of Science and Exploratory Studies. Both journals publish scholarly contributions...
March 6, 2019
Sheila Bock (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) and Miriam Melton-Villanueva (History) published an article, “Collaboration, Women’s Work, and the Unfinished Story of a Sonoran Tale Collection,” in the Journal of American Folklore. This article considers a body of research materials from an unfinished dissertation project, specifically...
February 21, 2019
Erika G. Abad (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) earlier this month presented a paper, "Same Country, Different World: Making the Case for the “Intranational” Sexile," at the international Sites Queer Conference, which was hosted by the University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras School of Architecture.