Department of Sociology News
The sociology department teaches courses that concern human behavior, social life and social change. Many topics are examined, including marriage and family, religion, crime and delinquency, deviance, work and occupations, leisure and sports, economic inequalities, race and ethnic relations, and gender.
Current Sociology News
A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
UNLV sociologist on how interacting in online white supremacist networks can convert hateful words into real violence.
UNLV's Alternative Breaks Program bolsters traditional classroom learning with hands-on experiences, immersing students in the issues facing communities throughout the region.
New research reveals how undocumented students pursue justice and joy at the nation’s most diverse campus.
A new study reveals stark disparities in mortality risk among children and youth across several measures of parental socioeconomic status.
A collection of news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
Sociology In The News
“Change the Subject” is a documentary that shares the story of a group of university students committed to advancing and promoting the rights and dignity of undocumented people.
Las Vegas is one of America’s booziest cities. And beer has played a big part in developing that reputation.
UNR was thrust into an uncomfortable spotlight in 2017 when one of its students was photographed at the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a counter-protestor was killed and several more injured when a neo-Nazi rammed his car into a crowd.
With white supremacist violence on the rise nationwide, a University of Nevada, Las Vegas sociologist is studying how the Internet can turn hateful feelings into deadly actions.
In his office at UNLV, sociology professor Simon Gottschalk tapped his keyboard.
Perusing through websites filled with threads espousing hatred toward Jews and other minorities isn’t exactly the sort of reading UNLV sociologist Simon Gottschalk enjoys.