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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

Campus News | March 11, 2021

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

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Campus News | January 21, 2021

Sustained recruitment efforts lead to increased diversity of students and faculty.

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Arts and Culture | December 30, 2020

A sampling of university experts who sounded off on the year’s monumental movements surrounding race, ethnicity, and gender.

Campus News | December 10, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting the election, COVID-19, and scientific discovery at UNLV.

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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.

Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies In The News

April 14, 2021

As the nation faces ongoing threats of white supremacist violence and voter suppression legislation, the Zinn Education Project released an open letter signed by more than 180 prominent scholars of U.S. history urging school districts to devote more time and resources to teaching the Reconstruction era in upper elementary, middle, and high school U.S. history and civics courses.

The Art People Podcast
April 6, 2021

On this episode Dr. Erika Abad interviews artists Lance L. Smith and Brent Holmes about their exhibitions currently on view at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art.

Las Vegas Sun
April 1, 2021

Introducing legislation Wednesday that would abolish the death penalty in Nevada, Democratic Assemblyman Steve Yeager warned that the hearing would turn “emotional and difficult.”

The Nevada Independent
March 10, 2021

Over the past few years many Nevadans have sought to pursue a better future by seriously reckoning with the state’s history of racial discrimination. Radio programs and public forums have held critical discussions surrounding the legacies of “sundown towns” in Northern Nevada and the problem of police brutality in Clark County’s recent past, alongside debates over the presence of Confederate symbols in a state once called the “Mississippi of the West.”

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
February 25, 2021

Latinx is an alternative description for a Latino or Hispanic person but is the term catching on? The gender neutral word is meant to be more inclusive.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
February 18, 2021

A podcast at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is using Black History Month as an opportunity to bring awareness to racism.

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Recent Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies Accomplishments

April 1, 2021
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) provided testimony in front of the Nevada Legislature during the Assembly Committee on Judiciary earlier this week. He expressed his strong support for AB395, a bill that would abolish the death penalty in Nevada. Parry shared information on the historical links between capital...
March 10, 2021
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) in coordination with the Nevada Coalition Against the Death Penalty published a piece, "Nevada Should Abolish the Death Penalty," in The Nevada Independent. He was then interviewed by Pat Lynch of Women's Radio Network on the Speak Up! segment "Abolishing the Death Penalty," where he...
March 9, 2021
Constancio R. Arnaldo Jr. (Interdisciplinary, Gender, & Ethnic Studies) published an article, "'We're Just as Good and Even Better than You": Asian American Female Flag Footballers and the Racial Politics of Competition." in the Journal of Asian American Studies. 
February 26, 2021
Erika Gisela Abad (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) has been interviewed by KLAS-TV regarding the historical significance of the term Latinx in the context of its use and presence in last election season's cycle. 
February 17, 2021
Erika G. Abad (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was featured on "The Art People Podcast." Learn about her passion for teaching, writing, social justice, and art. She discusses the importance of murals as public art for the Latinx community, the complexities of representation in media, and so much more.
February 12, 2021
Tyler D. Parry (African American and Africa Diaspora Studies) was interviewed by Gabby Hart of Channel 3 News in Las Vegas to discuss the troubling history of medical experimentation upon Black people in the United States.