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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

Mia Bell coaching players before game.
People | January 6, 2020

Mia Bell on her greatest moments as a player, and now assistant coach, for the Lady Rebels.

A woman sits at a desk in a dark room
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.

People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus News | November 1, 2019

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

A man sits smiling at a restaurant table.
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.

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.

Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies In The News

Washington Post
December 6, 2019

Ahistoric claims about slavery and its abolition proliferate in conservative media. Recently, conservative activist Candace Owens accused Democratic leaders of deliberately discouraging young black children from learning to read, equating their methods to those of antebellum slaveholders. Bristling at the idea that white supremacy continues to animate U.S. politics, Owens reminded listeners that it was white people who “freed the slaves.” “Who fought and died to end slavery?” she asked, rhetorically, to highlight whites’ role in fighting the Civil War and enacting emancipation.

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.

Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies Experts

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Anita Tijerina Revilla is an activist scholar, artist, and associate professor and director of Gender and Sexuality Studies and Interdisciplinary Degree Programs.

Recent Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies Accomplishments

January 22, 2020
Anne H. Stevens (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies), along with alumna Molly C. O'Donnell, '15 PhD English, have co-edited the collection The Microgenre: A Quick Look at Small Culture with Bloomsbury, released this month. Contributors to this collection of essays about highly specific cultural genres include Megan Becker, John Hay (...
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-...