Accomplishments: Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies

May 6, 2022
Patricia A. Heisser Metoyer (English, Psychology, Interdisciplinary Studies) was awarded a Los Angeles Review Board ( LARB ) Publishing Workshop Fellowship from June 27 to July 30. The Los Angeles Review of Books will host the fifth annual LARB Publishing Workshop, guiding a new cohort of students through the world of publishing with incredible…
May 2, 2022
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) served as a guest editor and organizer of an online forum, Black Las Vegas, published by the award-winning blog Black Perspectives. The forum will run through May 6 and feature five essays on different aspects of Black history in Las Vegas from various scholars based in Southern Nevada…
March 14, 2022
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) served as the chair of the Planning Committee for the seventh annual conference of the African American Intellectual History Society, which took place virtually earlier this month and was hosted and supported by UNLV. The annual conference brings together the most innovative…
February 26, 2022
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was interviewed by journalist Bridgette Bartlett Royall who was spotlighting the custom of "jumping the broom" for a feature in The New York Times. She interviewed him about the custom's origins and used the information to provide historical context for the piece, which was published…
February 15, 2022
Patricia A. Heisser Metoyer (Psychology, Interdisciplinary, English), before International Women’s Day on March 8, was selected as a formal delegate to the United Nations Women CSW66 on March 31. UN Women, NGO participants, including the UNA-USA delegation, will identify global strategies to address gender gaps primarily due to discriminatory…
January 26, 2022
Sheila Bock (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) published a book chapter “Waking Up Sleeping Metaphors of Diabetes” in the edited volume (Un)doing Diabetes: Representation, Disability, Culture.
January 23, 2022
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) published the op-ed,  "What We’ve Gotten Wrong about the History of Reconstruction" in the Washington Post on Jan. 23. Co-written with Robert Greene II of Claflin University, the op-ed describes the remarkable life of Henry E. Hayne, a South Carolina politician in the Reconstruction…
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…
December 28, 2021
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) along with Robert Greene II of Claflin University, co-edited the volume, Invisible No More: The African American Experience at the University of South Carolina, published last month by the University of South Carolina Press. This singular volume explores the lives and experiences of…
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.