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 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.
A new book reveals how current social structures thwart the mobility of black and brown youth, even those who ‘play by the rules.’
Sociology In The News
UNLV researchers wanted to understand what moves people from expressing their private thoughts to like-minded individuals online to violent actions off line.
How does the echo chamber of online chats groups transform hate speech into hate crimes?
UNLV sociologist Simon Gottschalk says social networks that cater to fascism and white supremacy should be shut down until authorities better understand their influence.
Far up South Las Vegas Boulevard, past the glitzy resorts and mega-casinos of the city's strip, you will find an unassuming brick building with a boarded-up fire door at the front.
Fears that thousands of alien hunters could attempt to “storm” Area 51 after responding to a viral Facebook event have proved unfounded, with fewer than 200 people turning up at the gates of the secretive US military base.
Storm Area 51 has everyone talking about the seclude once-secret military base. So, when people look back at Area 51 and when it garnered national attention to now, and how it sprung back into the pop culture spotlight — it’s very apparent the age of social media was a driving force.