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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

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.

Two women viewing artwork
Arts and Culture | February 20, 2019

The Barrick Museum's Axis Mundo exhibit explores the intersectionality of LGBTQ and Latinx artists.

Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies In The News

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.

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 12, 2019

Henderson Libraries is launching an educational series and collection related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.

July 22, 2019

Pornhub launched a "porn for women" category last year, but the adult content monolith certainly isn’t the first or only corporate entity to identify a demand for "female-friendly" porn. Platforms like Bellesa, ForHerTube, and Sssh.com are now more accessible than ever, and that’s mostly a good thing. Women deserve affirming adult content that centers women’s agency and portrays them as active, consenting players enjoying realistic sexual experiences.

July 17, 2019

When I first moved to Seattle in 2005, I went on a Thai food bender. There seemed to be a Thai restaurant on every corner and the food is delicious and, often, cheap.

July 9, 2019

Nevada granted women the right to vote six years before the U.S. Constitution. How have we fared since — and where are we in closing some of our statewide gaps? Our panel discusses gender equity and equality as it relates to workforce, education, government and community.

El Tiempo
June 14, 2019

On Wednesday, June 5, the Art Department of the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) welcomed the "Latinos Who Lunch" (Latinos Who Lunch) to the Marjorie Barrick Art Museum. The hosts of the poscat are Babelito and Favyfax, both alumni of UNLV, who had as special guest Dr. Erika Abad, to start a conversation about the representation of Latinx in digital media.

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Recent Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies Accomplishments

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.
April 25, 2019
Nicole Espinosa (Interdisciplinary, Ethnic, and Gender Studies), Amber Williams (Psychology), and Erika Abad (Interdisciplinary, Ethnic, and Gender Studies) presented during ClexaCon's first Academic Lab earlier this month. Espinosa, a gender and sexuality studies student and 2017-18 McNair Scholar, and Williams, a master's student, presented...
March 18, 2019
Patricia Heisser Metoyer (Psychology and Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) is the author of “ Mixedness” and “Ancestral Race Trauma”: The Monster Has No Name, which is a selected publication in the Journal of Intercultural Disciplines and in the Journal of Science and Exploratory Studies. Both journals publish scholarly contributions...
March 6, 2019
Sheila Bock (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) and Miriam Melton-Villanueva (History) published an article, “Collaboration, Women’s Work, and the Unfinished Story of a Sonoran Tale Collection,” in the Journal of American Folklore. This article considers a body of research materials from an unfinished dissertation project, specifically...