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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 | 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.

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Campus News | July 2, 2020

A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.

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Research | June 22, 2020

UNLV African American and African Diaspora Studies professor Tyler D. Parry on the effectiveness of protesting to enact social change.

Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies In The News

September 17, 2020

2020 will always be known as the year of the pandemic but one day it could be known as the year of change.

September 16, 2020

Studies show violence, oppression, and police brutality have impacted the Black community at a disproportionate rate when compared to other ethnic groups in the United States. One way that Black people have learned to fight back is by coming together and using one single voice to demand change.

Nevada Humanities
September 9, 2020

I ask my girlfriend how to write about what we’ve experienced on top of quarantine. She tells me that she doesn’t want to know, doesn’t want to be judged about the risks we took to receive comfort. She recognizes it’s important. It’s important to talk about how, amid quarantine and civil unrest, Black families have additional forms of grief exacerbated by quarantine and the civil unrest.

September 3, 2020

As the LatinX population grows in Nevada to some 30 percent of the total, they are adding to and transforming culture, business and politics throughout the state.

Washington Post
September 2, 2020

In Salt Lake City, police officers set a dog on 36-year-old Jeffrey Ryans after responding to a call that he was arguing with his wife. Body-cam footage shows officers cornering him as he exited his backyard, demanding that he “get on the ground” and warning that if he didn’t, he was “going to get bit!” This threat set the stage for the spectacle of violence that soon followed as the officers encouraged the dog to attack a compliant Ryans, mangling his leg for 50 seconds. The animal’s only job in this scenario was to debase, violate and humiliate a Black man the officers presumed to be guilty.

Chicago Tribune
September 1, 2020

Twenty years ago come November, an exciting new theater company, named after the 19th century New Orleans gathering place for enslaved Africans and free people of color, hit Chicago.

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Recent Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies Accomplishments

September 8, 2020
Erika G. Abad (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) and Paloma Guerrero (Law) spoke with UNLV alum Justin Favela and Emmanuel Ortega earlier this month as part of KNPR's Race and Racism in Nevada series. On the episode "As LatinX In Nevada Grows, So Do Racial Challenges" they discussed where Nevada and, more specifically, Las Vegas, lie...
September 3, 2020
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) wrote an article, "Police Still Use Attack Dogs against Black Americans," which was published in the Washington Post on Sept. 2. It provides a brief analysis of the history of "attack dogs" used for racist violence, connecting the history to recent events in American society. He is an...
August 28, 2020
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was interviewed by Nevada Public Radio on the history of "Sundown Towns," and how we might contextualize the current debates occurring in Minden and its historical ordinances that barred indigenous people from the town after 6:30 p.m.
August 26, 2020
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was interviewed by journalist Isaac Stanley-Becker from the Washington Post for comment on speeches given at the Republican National Convention, specifically the rhetoric surrounding the "plantation" trope used by conservatives who seek to discredit Black voters who affiliate with the...
August 18, 2020
Sheila Bock (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) contributed an essay, "Masks On," to the Nevada Humanities Heart to Heart program. In this piece, she reflects on how the expressive culture surrounding masks during COVID-19 can simultaneously work to reinforce our sense of connection to others and lay bare tensions within our...
August 14, 2020
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) appeared in the fourth segment of the "Bridging the Divide" series produced by KTNV, Channel 13 Action News. He provided historical information and context for the civil rights movement and its relevance for today. He is an assistant professor of African American and Africa diaspora...