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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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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.

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Campus News | August 4, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting research, health, and community at UNLV.

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Arts and Culture | July 26, 2021

UNLV sports history expert Kendra Gage’s class on Olympics explores historical, modern collisions between sport and social issues of the time.

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Campus News | July 9, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance and improvement at UNLV.

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Campus News | June 8, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting celebration, health, and progress at UNLV.

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Campus News | May 25, 2021

Associate professor Mark Padoongpatt will tackle the history of and rise in anti-Asian sentiment and violence in a special episode of 'We Need to Talk.'

Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies In The News

WLTX News 19
January 6, 2022

Many community members rallied at the State House Thursday to remember the January 6 attack and called for unity.

The Post and Courier
January 6, 2022

South Carolinians reacted to the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol with marches and calls for renewed commitment to voting rights, while still continuing the partisan feud over what the riot meant.

The Nevada Independent
December 13, 2021

Latinos from Nevada, especially of Mexican descent, gathered in churches this weekend for multiple mass Masses; samples of traditional Aztec dance; and to sing Las Mañanitas at midnight.

Las Vegas Sun
November 25, 2021

When Jamie Lee Sprague-Ballou first came out as transgender to her parents, it took a couple of years for their relationship to realign.

Nevada Appeal
November 19, 2021

Learning from and associating with successful professionals can change the lives of Nevada System of Higher Education students on Saturday, Nov. 20.

November 9, 2021

Nevada Public Radio debuts Exit Spring Mountain, a 10-episode podcast about Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in Southern Nevada.

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Recent Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies Accomplishments

January 20, 2022
  Patricia A. Heisser Metoyer ( Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies) recently was selected by the University of California, Irvine Alumni Association to be interviewed for an alumni data confirmation and oral history initiative. She was the first Black/African American woman to receive a Ph.D., magna cum laude, in psychology from UCI. She…
October 22, 2021
Sheila Bock (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was an invited panelist in two roundtable discussions as part of “Cultural Health: A Forum on Folk Medical Systems," a symposium held in conjunction with the American Folklore Society's 2021 annual meeting. The goal of this virtual symposium was to bring folklorists, doctors, and public…
October 8, 2021
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) appeared on The Colin McEnroe Show, a program on Connecticut Public Radio, to discuss the history of the handshake. The discussion was based upon Parry's research on the origins of the Black American handshake, usually known as the "dap," as an extension of West African cultural…
September 15, 2021
Anne Stevens (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies; English) published the revised second edition of Literary Theory and Criticism: An Introduction. The second edition features new or expanded coverage of affect theory, critical race theory, disability studies, ecocriticism, posthumanism, and transgender studies.
September 14, 2021
Tim Gauthier (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) gave a  “A Quieter ‘9/11’ Novel?: Solipsism and Passivity in Recent Fiction"  for an International Conference at Europa-Universität Flensburg (virtual), entitled “9/11: Twenty Years On.”
September 7, 2021
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) contributed to the report Minneapolis May Become Ground Zero in the Criminal Justice Debate, written by journalist Glenn Daigon regarding the current debates about "defunding the police" throughout the United States, specifically the Public Safety Charter Amendment under consideration…