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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

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Campus News | November 7, 2019

MGM College Opportunity Program at UNLV offers a flexible and affordable way for the company's employees to complete their degrees.

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Campus News | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

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Arts and Culture | September 19, 2019

A new book explores what Thai food in America can tell us about the people cooking it and the people consuming it.

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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.

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Research | May 1, 2019

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

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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.

Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies In The News

November 13, 2019

A panel of experts, officials, and activists discussed de-escalation tactics and the use of force by police at the Mob Museum on Tuesday night.

October 17, 2019

Her black hair falls on her face. A rose gold chain with a pendant rests on her denim dress. At first glance, the Instagram photo is nothing special. Indeed, nobody notices that this elegant pendant is a sex toy with a USB connection.

De Tijd
October 16, 2019

The newest sector that is upset by - especially female - designers and start-ups? Sex toys. These days they look like minimalist design objects.

Los Angeles Magazine
October 11, 2019

Local business owner Woranuch Boonprakob has walked up and down the 5000 block of Hollywood Boulevard every day for the past 35 years, taking note of what’s different and what’s the same with every step. As Thai Town approaches its 20th anniversary at the end of the month, Boonprakob describes the neighborhood’s transformation into a cultural hub as “beautiful.” But unlike the tourists who simply marvel at the stylized lamp posts and golden Aponsi statues, Boonprakob is able to recall the tragedy and ensuing strife from which the beauty was born.

September 4, 2019

The ubiquitous masturbation device marketed to men was ahead of its time—and became the bellwether for a more fluid, inclusive future.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 2, 2019

College of Southern Nevada grad Monique Moreno wasn’t afraid to put in the long hours she’d need to pay for college. After all, she’d been working since she was 14 — first alongside her mom in CSN’s computer lab, then scooping ice cream at Baskin-Robbins, before eventually becoming a field technician in a casino on the Strip — juggling jobs in addition to her classes.

Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies Experts

An expert in black culture and gender studies.
An expert in U.S. women's history, political activism, oral history, and feminism.
An expert in folklore and popular culture.
Anita Tijerina Revilla is an activist scholar, artist, and associate professor and director of Gender and Sexuality Studies and Interdisciplinary Degree Programs.
An expert in eating disorders, women's mental and physical health, and racial/ethnic health disparities.
An expert on Latinos and LGBT social movements and representation in the media.

Recent Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies Accomplishments

December 6, 2019
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender and Ethnic Studies) published an article in the Washington Post, "Why Right-Wing Commentators Distort the History of Slavery and Emancipation." Parry is an assistant professor of African American and African diaspora studies.  
November 27, 2019
Patricia Heisser Metoyer (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) has written a paper that has been a longitudinal study with Tulane University. The paper, "The Grace of Coincoin: The Role of an African Woman's Spirituality and Its Impact on Creole Culture,” has been selected for presentation at the Dr. Felicia F.  Campbell, Far West...
November 22, 2019
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary Degree Programs) has been elected vice president of the African American Intellectual History Society, the fastest-growing organization dedicated to black studies. An assistant professor of African American and African diaspora studies, Parry conducts research examining slavery in the Americas, the African...
November 4, 2019
Sheila Bock (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) gave two presentations in October. The first, “Graduation Dress and the Visual Rhetorics of Unity and Exclusion,” was part of a pre-organized panel, “Belonging, Exclusion, and Community on Campus: New Perspectives on the Folklore of Higher Education," at the annual meeting of the American...
September 18, 2019
Lynn Comella (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was invited to write a piece for the Social Science Research Council's "Sexuality and Gender Studies Now" series. The piece reflects on her experience with the Sexuality Research Fellowship Program and how it shaped her research, including her 2017 book Vibrator Nation: How Feminist Sex-...
September 10, 2019
Javon Johnson (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) is the 2019 recipient of the Lilla A. Heston Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Interpretation and Performance Studies awarded by the National Communication Association (NCA). The award is given annually for outstanding published research and creative scholarship in interpretation and...