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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

Remember sculptor Claes Oldenburg who created UNLV's iconic Flashlight sculpture this month.
Campus News | August 3, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting university experts’ insights on and contributions to health, environment, and society.

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People | July 26, 2022

The history-making program manager helps shape college women leaders and advocates for human rights.

2022 UNLV Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | June 2, 2022

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

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Campus News | March 7, 2022

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

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People | January 24, 2022

The religious studies coordinator talks about the 'petri dish of hope' that is UNLV.

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Business and Community | December 28, 2021

A yearlong collection of headlines featuring innovative ideas, discoveries, and partnerships to move Southern Nevada forward.

Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies In The News

The Futures Archive
August 18, 2022

On the final episode of season 2 of The Futures Archive, Rachel Lehrer and Lee Moreau explore pleasure with a conversation about the vibrator and women's control over their bodies. With additional insights from Lynn Comella, Ti Chang, Jenny Winfield, and Mireille Miller-Young.

Ira's Everything Bagel Podcast
August 18, 2022

This week, Ira spoke with Tyler D. Parry, author of Jumping The Broom, The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual (published by UNC Press). In this academic episode of Ira’s Everything Bagel, Tyler talks about the historical narratives vs memories of Jumping The Broom; viewing the tradition through the paradigm of resistance; the efforts of black writers to revisit the ritual; the unifying feature of jumping the broom; the importance of the community endorsing the marriage after the couple jumped the broom; the humanity of the ceremony itself; the revival of interest in the subject in the 60’s and 70’s; the booming heritage weddings industry in the 90 that featured it; the different groups around the world who utilized the ceremony; and the surprising results about the single origin point of the ritual.

July 15, 2022

The figure skater won a gold medal, but to many, she still had to prove she was American.

July 15, 2022

Comments from a Clark County judge during a probation hearing are drawing attention. Some are calling for her to resign, while others say there's more context to the judge's comments.

July 6, 2022

An interracial couple jumped the broom at their wedding and now Twitter is throwing stones. A couple named Jana and Marcus recently tied the knot and the photos from their ceremony have gone viral. Marcus, a Black man, is being heavily criticized for jumping the broom with his white bride, Jana.

The Good Men Project
July 6, 2022

“Asian Americans participate in sports broadly, everything from mainstream sports — basketball, football and baseball — to a variety of others, both team and individual,” says Stan Thangaraj, associate professor of anthropology, gender and international studies at the City College of New York. These athletes are finding new entry points into sports, he says, sometimes through their admiration of superstar mentors who share a similar heritage.

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Recent Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies Accomplishments

September 2, 2022
Norma A. Marrun (Teaching and Learning) and Constancio R. Arnaldo Jr. (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) recently published a book chapter titled, "Taking Up Space: Reflections from a Latina and a Filipino American Faculty Teaching for Racial Justice," in the edited book, First-Generation Faculty of Color: Reflections on Research,…
July 19, 2022
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) recently appeared on KTNV Channel 13 Action News to weigh in on the controversy over Eighth Judicial District Judge Erika Ballou's comments on the police. Parry opposes the Las Vegas Police Protective Association's call for Ballou to resign over her remarks. He is part of the IGES…
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…