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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

2022 UNLV Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | June 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

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Campus News | March 7, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

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People | January 24, 2022

The religious studies coordinator talks about the 'petri dish of hope' that is UNLV.

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Business and Community | December 28, 2021

A yearlong collection of headlines featuring innovative ideas, discoveries, and partnerships to move Southern Nevada forward.

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People | December 17, 2021

UNLV undergraduate creates a more inclusive environment for non-traditional students.

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Business and Community | October 5, 2021

“We Need to Talk” series resumes in-person Nov. 3 with a focus on the Asian American community’s positive impact in Nevada and ways to combat anti-Asian hate.

Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies In The News

KNPR News
May 20, 2022

May is Asian America and Pacific Islander Month, a time we recognize the history, culture and achievements of the AAPI community.

Black Perspectives
May 4, 2022

Our article tracks the brief but rich history of racial segregation in gaming and how this was shaped by the emergence of Jim Crow practices in casino policies and overt discrimination in hiring.

Black Perspectives
May 4, 2022

Our article tracks the brief but rich history of racial segregation in gaming and how this was shaped by the emergence of Jim Crow practices in casino policies and overt discrimination in hiring.

Black Perspectives
May 4, 2022

Our article tracks the brief but rich history of racial segregation in gaming and how this was shaped by the emergence of Jim Crow practices in casino policies and overt discrimination in hiring.

City Cast Las Vegas
May 3, 2022

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) History Month (or AAPI Heritage Month, depending on who you ask). Here in Clark County, AAPI is our fastest-growing ethnic group, with an expanding footprint in a growing city.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 25, 2022

It all begins with a car ride, top down, spirits up, an uncle and his nephew, the latter a fire hose of questions — most 4-year-olds are. Why is the sky blue? Why can’t dogs talk? Could you win a fight with a dragon?

Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies Experts

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Javon Johnson is an expert in African American literature, black pop culture, black feminist theory, and black queer theory.  
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Recent Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies Accomplishments

May 6, 2022
Patricia A. Heisser Metoyer (English, Psychology, Interdisciplinary Studies) was awarded a Los Angeles Review Board ( LARB ) Publishing Workshop Fellowship from June 27 to July 30. The Los Angeles Review of Books will host the fifth annual LARB Publishing Workshop, guiding a new cohort of students through the world of publishing with incredible…
May 2, 2022
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) served as a guest editor and organizer of an online forum, Black Las Vegas, published by the award-winning blog Black Perspectives. The forum will run through May 6 and feature five essays on different aspects of Black history in Las Vegas from various scholars based in Southern Nevada…
March 14, 2022
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) served as the chair of the Planning Committee for the seventh annual conference of the African American Intellectual History Society, which took place virtually earlier this month and was hosted and supported by UNLV. The annual conference brings together the most innovative…
February 26, 2022
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was interviewed by journalist Bridgette Bartlett Royall who was spotlighting the custom of "jumping the broom" for a feature in The New York Times. She interviewed him about the custom's origins and used the information to provide historical context for the piece, which was published…
February 15, 2022
Patricia A. Heisser Metoyer (Psychology, Interdisciplinary, English), before International Women’s Day on March 8, was selected as a formal delegate to the United Nations Women CSW66 on March 31. UN Women, NGO participants, including the UNA-USA delegation, will identify global strategies to address gender gaps primarily due to discriminatory…
January 26, 2022
Sheila Bock (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) published a book chapter “Waking Up Sleeping Metaphors of Diabetes” in the edited volume (Un)doing Diabetes: Representation, Disability, Culture.