In The News: Department of Sociology
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.
In his office at UNLV, sociology professor Simon Gottschalk tapped his keyboard.
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.
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.
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.
This UNLV sociology professor turns his researcher's eye toward the emerging craft beer scene in Las Vegas.