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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 | July 2, 2020

A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.

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Research | June 22, 2020

UNLV African American and African Diaspora Studies professor Tyler D. Parry on the effectiveness of protesting to enact social change.

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Business and Community | June 16, 2020

MGM College Opportunity program helps workers like Henry Melton complete their degrees and expand the skills they bring to their jobs.

Protest signs read "Defund Police" and "Abolish Police"
Research | June 10, 2020

As more municipalities weigh the future of their police departments, UNLV professors explain what these movements mean and how they would work.

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Research | April 1, 2020

Social media may have changed the medium, but the stories are often the same as people process the uncertainty and fear of pandemics.

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People | March 9, 2020

This mom of three has a heart for helping students and cherishing every moment with her kids.

Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies In The News

CrossTalk
July 1, 2020

The primary purpose of history is to understand the past as a guide to understanding the present and future. History should not be deemed as feel-good nostalgia – much of history is painful and shameful. So how do we find the right balance? Is statue-cide the right answer?

Washington Post
June 30, 2020

June is designated as PTSD Awareness month, which concentrates on the impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among people who suffer mentally, physically and/or emotionally from a past trauma.

Newswise
June 29, 2020

June is designated as PTSD Awareness month, which concentrates on the impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among people who suffer mentally, physically and/or emotionally from a past trauma.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
June 23, 2020

Black Lives Matter protests are continuing across the country. With the large crowds and passionate pleas for justice, it begs the question: what will actually come out of all this?

Newswise
June 22, 2020

The days and weeks following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Minnesota have been marked by a civil rights movement that — in terms of size and structure — could be considered larger than the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s.

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 22, 2020

If there ever was a year to celebrate Juneteenth, 2020 — a year in which marchers worldwide have taken to the streets to protest racial inequality and police violence against African Americans — would be it.

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Recent Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies Accomplishments

June 30, 2020
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) has written an article, "What PTSD Tells us about the History of Slavery," was published in the Washington Post this week. It examines how enslaved people spoke about trauma, and how slavery's debilitating brutalities induced symptoms now known as PTSD. Simultaneously, it makes a...
June 29, 2020
Erika G. Abad (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies ) guest edited a special issue of Sinister Wisdom focusing on lesbians in the city. The issue includes works challenging "lesbian" as a fixed identity with special attention to contributors not from New York or California. Abad chose pieces that addressed the questions: How do lesbians...
May 26, 2020
Tim Gauthier (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) recently published a peer-reviewed article in the Journal of Veterans Studies: "'I Can Spin Some Bullshit if You Want': Narrating (and Bridging?) the Civil-Military Divide in Phil Klay's Redeployment."
May 15, 2020
Lynn Comella (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) had an article published in the Washington Post exploring the adult entertainment industry's response to COVID-19. "The Adult Industry Can Survive Without Government Help. Here’s Why" appeared in the paper's "Made By History" section and examines the industry's decades-long history of...
February 10, 2020
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) published a co-authored article in the February issue of the journal Past Present. In "Slave Hounds and Abolition in the Americas," the authors argue that canines played an integral role in colonizing North and South America, and initiating the subsequent expansion of the transatlantic...
January 24, 2020
Barbara G. Brents (Sociology) along with two UNLV alumnae, Crystal A. Jackson, '03 BA Psychology, '07 MA Sociology, and '13 PhD Sociology, (now of the John Jay School of the City University of New York) and Aleta Baldwin, '06 BA Women's Studies, (now of University of Texas at San Antonio), and Paul Maginn (University of Western Australia) are the...