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
Nicole Santero balances her job communicating about the School of Public Health with her doctoral research on the BTS phenomenon.
A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.
A collection of stories featuring UNLV’s continued flexibility and adaptability in the face of COVID-19.
UNLV sociologist Simon Gottschalk provides tips on how to adjust to increased screen time during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Sociology In The News
They are supported by the Second Amendment to the Constitution, a text that considers the right to possession of weapons inalienable. They also use the internet for an almost devotion to rifles, in addition to engaging in advocacy for violence and radical political discourse. So-called "watchmen" and "militias" have made headlines in the United States. On August 26, three days after Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by the police, anti-racism protests erupted in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Armed groups arrived from neighboring Illinois and clashed with activists from the Black Lives Matter movement (BLM, “Black lives matter”).
When hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters came out to a Confederate monument in downtown Greenville earlier this summer, men with guns who called themselves a "militia" showed up, too.
Prosecutors say Kyle Rittenhouse, armed with a semi-automatic rifle, killed two people and injured one on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, when he opened fire on Aug. 25 during protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
The K-pop group’s English music video attracts more than 101 million views on the streaming platform within 24 hours.
Southern Nevada, like much of the country, is struggling to come to terms with racial justice. The death of George Floyd was followed by dozens of protests in the streets of Las Vegas.
On 24th March 2015, Germanwings flight 9525 headed to Dusseldorf, Germany crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board. Thousands around the world flooded social media to express their shock and grief, sending the hashtag #Germanwings to the No.1 trending spot on Twitter worldwide. Less than 24 hours after the crash, international sensation One Direction announced on Facebook that Zayn Malik was leaving the group after five years.