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 news stories from the new year highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.
Great places are made of great people. Here are a few who made the news in 2020.
A sampling of university experts who sounded off on the year’s monumental movements surrounding race, ethnicity, and gender.
Graduate College Alumna of the Year's time at UNLV left her with an appreciation for parsing differing, and often contradictory, viewpoints en route to becoming a champion for animals.
Sociology bachelor's has been foundational for College of Liberal Arts alumna of the year's ascent to heights of corporate leadership.
Nicole Santero balances her job communicating about the School of Public Health with her doctoral research on the BTS phenomenon.
Sociology In The News
Following summer protests calling for reforms to policing, the newly launched Nevada chapter of the Fines and Fees Justice Center along with UNLV sociology students began probing local data on traffic tickets to see who is most likely to receive citations.
Savannah Benavidez stopped working as a doctor's secretary in June to look after her two-year-old son after the nursery closed. Having to survive, she created an account on OnlyFans - a social networking platform where users sell original content to monthly subscribers - and started posting photos of herself naked or with a piece of lingerie.
A Las Vegas man has been identified for his alleged involvement in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Savannah Benavidez quit her job collecting medical bills in June to look after her two-year-old son after the daycare center closed. Needing a way to pay her bills, she joined OnlyFans - a social media platform on which users sell original content to monthly subscribers - and started posting pictures of herself naked or in lingerie.
When companies like Google, Apple and Amazon cut their business ties with the Henderson-based social media site Parler by removing its app from their platforms, many Americans undoubtedly saw it as a positive step toward curbing the violent right-wing extremism that is plaguing the nation.
Savannah Benavidez stopped working at her job as a medical biller in June to take care of her 2-year-old son after his day care shut down. Needing a way to pay her bills, she created an account on OnlyFans — a social media platform where users sell original content to monthly subscribers — and started posting photos of herself nude or in lingerie.