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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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Research | November 19, 2020

Professor Tyler D. Parry expanded his reading list in 2020 to understand this summer's racial reckoning, and look to tomorrow.

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Campus News | October 9, 2020

Diversity, safety, and success become the foundation for UNLV.

Campus News | September 15, 2020

UNLV takes on another school semester with precaution and discovery.

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Campus News | September 15, 2020

Educational series explores issues on race and seeks solutions for a more inclusive society.

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Campus News | August 27, 2020

African American Studies professors say ridding the classroom of racism begins with self-reflection.

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Campus News | August 10, 2020

As summer heats up, so do the accomplishments on UNLV’s campus.

Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 3, 2020

The League of Women Voters of the United States’ governing board voted Wednesday to dissolve the venerable voter rights group’s Nevada chapter after a series of apparent battles with local leadership.

Teen Vogue
November 30, 2020

In the first decades of the 20th century, desegregation seemed like a distant dream. Bombings, lynchings, and other acts of brutal racist violence were all too common, and schools and other public spaces were largely segregated by race. Yet deep in the coal mines of West Virginia, an integrated militia of coal miners was forming, and they had little in common except for their enemy: oppressive coal barons. White hill folk, European immigrants, and African Americans were fed up with life-threatening working conditions, terrible wages, crushing debt, and corrupt mine operators. They were the original rednecks, and their interracial coalition was ahead of its time.

Jack Dappa Blues Radio & TV
November 30, 2020

In this episode of The African American Folklorist, I speak with Dr. Tyler Parry, author of the book "Jumping The Broom - The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual."

Las Vegas Weekly
November 19, 2020

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak recently issued a request that Nevadans stay home and read books. OK, he really just asked us all to stay home to combat the surging coronavirus. But we might as well make the best of it by reading some great new books. Here’s the latest batch of Nevada-related selection, ready to carry you through the lockdown. What else were you gonna do, make sourdough bread?

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 12, 2020

8 News Now is taking a look at the civil unrest in Las Vegas, from after the Rodney King verdict in 1992, to the 2020 protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

Vegas PBS
November 9, 2020

In Part 1, diverse experts and students discuss the history and root causes of racial disparities in education.

Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies Experts

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An expert in African American culture and the history of slavery in the U.S.
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Recent Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies Accomplishments

December 2, 2020
Sheila Bock (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) published the article “Fast Food at the White House: Performing Foodways, Class, and American Identity” in the journal Western Folklore. This article examines how, in the context of the fast food feast served to the 2019 college football playoff national champions at the White House,...
November 16, 2020
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) appeared on Channel 8 News in Las Vegas to provide historical context for the 2020 protests following the death of George Floyd, specifically comparing it to the Rodney King protests of 1992.  
November 12, 2020
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethic Studies) published, Jumping the Broom: The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual this month with the University of North Carolina Press. It is the first book-length treatment of the popular wedding ritual often associated with enslaved people in the United States. Parry...
November 9, 2020
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) appeared on the program Nevada Week, which airs on Vegas PBS. He was interviewed about the school-to-prison pipeline in the Clark County School District and the nation. He also discussed curriculum in public schools and the lack of representation for students of color within the...
October 27, 2020
Lidio Lima de Albuquerque, Milan Pantovic, Katherine Fischer, Sharon Jalene, and Brach Poston (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Science), Mitchel Clingo (Medicine), and Merrill Landers (Physical Therapy), along with Zoltan Mari of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center, wrote "An Acute Application of Cerebellar Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation...
October 26, 2020
Patricia Heisser Metoyer (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies and Psychology) has been selected to participate in the Television and Motion Picture Academy's Faculty Seminar this month. She will be participating in the virtual Connecting the Classroom with the Television Industry conference along with media educators and professionals...