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
UNLV researcher Marta Soligo on the impact of the coronavirus on tourism and why it matters.
Governments and workers in sexualized tourism venues can partner to protect workers through code of conduct policies.
A collection of stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made the news in 2019.
A collection of stories featuring interesting discoveries driven by UNLV that have made news in 2019.
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.
Sociology In The News
McCartney and Lennon said it best - we get by with a little help from our friends.
Not male, not female.
Each year, thousands of people are born in the U.S. with sex characteristics that don’t typically identify them as one gender or the other.
“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.