In The News: Department of Sociology

KSNV-TV: News 3
February 13, 2020

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.

El Tiempo
November 13, 2019

“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.

October 31, 2019

Las Vegas is one of America’s booziest cities. And beer has played a big part in developing that reputation.

October 28, 2019

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.

October 22, 2019

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.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 17, 2019

In his office at UNLV, sociology professor Simon Gottschalk tapped his keyboard.

Las Vegas Sun
October 15, 2019

Perusing through websites filled with threads espousing hatred toward Jews and other minorities isn’t exactly the sort of reading UNLV sociologist Simon Gottschalk enjoys.

October 9, 2019

UNLV researchers wanted to understand what moves people from expressing their private thoughts to like-minded individuals online to violent actions off line.

October 9, 2019

How does the echo chamber of online chats groups transform hate speech into hate crimes?

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
October 7, 2019

UNLV sociologist Simon Gottschalk says social networks that cater to fascism and white supremacy should be shut down until authorities better understand their influence.

Las Vegas Sun
October 4, 2019

A proposed amendment to a Nye County ordinance that would restrict the hours when legal prostitutes are permitted to leave licensed brothels has renewed a debate about the rights and working conditions of sex workers in Nevada.

Las Vegas Weekly
October 3, 2019

This UNLV sociology professor turns his researcher's eye toward the emerging craft beer scene in Las Vegas.