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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

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.

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.

Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies In The News

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.

August 19, 2019

The Henderson Libraries aims to be a comfortable and welcoming place for all populations and education is a major key to their goal.

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.
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Recent Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies Accomplishments

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...
August 29, 2019
Barb Brents (Sociology) co-authored the article "EXPOsing Men’s Gender Role Attitudes as Porn Superfans," which recently was published in Sociological Forum. The authors found that pornography fans were no less supportive of gender equality than the population as a whole and actually more supportive on a couple of questions. The results are...
August 5, 2019
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was part of a panel discussion, "Is Trump a Racist?" for the news show CrossTalk produced by Russia Today TV.  He is a new assistant professor for the African American and African Diaspora Studies program. 
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.