Accomplishments: Department of Sociology

February 18, 2020
Lauren Galloway (Sociology) has a new publication, ‘A Conspiracy of the Nation’: Case Study of Stokely Carmichael’s and H. Rap Brown’s Arguments in Support of Black Power," which appears in The Journal of Black Studies. She is on track to receive her PhD in May.
February 14, 2020
Barb Brents, Andrew Spivak, Christina Parreira, Alessandra Lanti (all Sociology), and Olesya Venger (Journalism & Media Studies), along with Takashi Yamashita of the University of Maryland, are the authors of "Are Men Who Pay for Sex Sexist? Masculinity and Client Attitudes toward Gender Role Equality in Different Prostitution Markets," which has been published in the journal Men and Masculinities. The article found that, contrary to popular belief, the 519 prostitution clients surveyed ...
February 3, 2020
Cassaundra Rodriguez (Sociology) published an article, “Navigating Space and Racial Microaggressions as an Undocumented Latinx Millennial,” in Currents.  
January 28, 2020
Tirth Bhatta (Sociology) and colleagues published "Intersectional Effects of Gender, Education, and Geographic Region on Functional Health Disparities Among Older Adults in India" in the Journal of Aging and Health.  
January 24, 2020
Barbara G. Brents (Sociology) along with two UNLV alumnae, Crystal A. Jackson, '03 BA Psychology, '07 MA Sociology, and '13 PhD Sociology, (now of the John Jay School of the City University of New York) and Aleta Baldwin, '06 BA Women's Studies, (now of University of Texas at San Antonio), and Paul Maginn (University of Western Australia) are the authors of an article, "Consent and Sexualized Leisure in Sin City: Observations from a U.S. Pornography Expo in Las Vegas," that recently was...
December 16, 2019
Elizabeth Lawrence (Sociology) and colleagues published an article, "Maternal Educational Attainment and Child Health in the United States," in the American Journal of Health Promotion.
November 26, 2019
Vanessa Núñez, Esmeralda C. Cruz Lopez (both Sociology), and Mariana Sarmiento Hernández (Social Work), along with former sociology faculty-in-residence Anna C. Smedley, published an article in the Association of Mexican American Educators Journal titled, “La Lucha Sigue: Making the Case for Institutional Support of Undocumented and DACAmented Students in Higher Education.” Núñez, Lopez, and Hernández are graduate students.
October 30, 2019
Michael Ian Borer (Sociology) published his latest book Vegas Brews: Craft Beer and the Birth of a Local Scene  (NYU Press). This urban ethnography shows how craft beer has been used as both a social lubricant and social adhesive that has, quite literally, changed the way Las Vegas tastes. "Rich in ethnographic detail," writes Northwestern University professor Claudio Benzecry, "Vegas Brews is a great contribution to the study of how culture can shape the city landscape, and how...
October 15, 2019
Colleen Hall-Patton (Sociology) made a poster presentation called "Wait! What? Modern Quilting in the 1950s?" at the American Quilt Study Group conference in Lincoln, Nebraska.
October 1, 2019
Anabel Chavva (Service Learning and Leadership), Kevin Wright (Student Diversity and Social Justice), Cecil Yeckes (Sociology) Theresa Butler (Urban Studies), and Zarria Benniefield (Engineering) were part of a panel hosted by the HOPE Scholars Program and Faculty Center last month. Panel members discussed ways to support students who are experiencing food and/or housing insecurity. Benniefield, Butler, and Yeckes are students.  
September 24, 2019
Michael Ian Borer (Sociology) was interviewed by a number of news outlets about the "Storming Area 51" event and the continued mass interest in aliens. He appeared on television with ABC, CBS, FOX, and Australia's Today Show and in print in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, the Guardian, and Huffington Post, among others spanning every continent but Antarctica. 
September 5, 2019
Nick MacMurray and Robert Futrell (both Sociology) recently published "Ecological Death Reform and Death System Change" in Omega: Journal of Death and Dying. They explain how ecologically-minded spiritualists, designers, scientists, and entrepreneurs link past traditions with new technologies to develop more environmentally-sensitive and humanistic alternatives to standard death and dying practices. MacMurray is a Ph.D. candidate.