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
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.
A new book reveals how current social structures thwart the mobility of black and brown youth, even those who ‘play by the rules.’
UNLV sociology doctoral students study how two politically polarized activist groups use social media to organize and impact legislation.
Francisco Franco used to commute to school in a stock Oldsmobile in the late 1990s. When he was invited last year to bring the same car — now a custom lowrider — back for an art exhibit, it was a full-circle moment for the UNLV alumnus.
Sociology In The News
Earlier this month, the FBI arrested a 23-year-old Las Vegas man on suspicion of possessing parts to make a bomb and who allegedly wanted to attack a synagogue, the regional Anti Defamation league office, and an LGBTQ bar.
Children whose parents have lower levels of education have a significantly higher risk of dying young, according to a new study by researchers at UNLV.
(15:05) President Donald Trump continued his attacks on four progressive congresswomen Tuesday when speaking to a conservative teen summit in Washington.
A new study reveals substantially higher risks of death between ages 1-24 for children living in families with lower levels of parental education, lower levels of family income, and/or for those living in a single parent family -- all independent of one another.
It’s one thing to give up plastic straws and recycle daily. But ecosexuals take their love for the planet to an entirely new level. What exactly is ecosexuality? It's a trending sexual identity that means everything from literally having sex with the Earth to getting it on in the most eco-friendly way possible.
When doctors said her youngest child would be a girl, Amie Schofield chose the name Victoria. Then they said the child would be a boy, so she switched to Victor.