News: Department of Sociology

closeup of computer keyboard with HATE spelled out in red letters
Research | October 2, 2019
UNLV sociologist on how interacting in online white supremacist networks can convert hateful words into real violence.
student with red Alternative Breaks backpack facing a rocky ocean coast
Campus News | September 6, 2019
UNLV's Alternative Breaks Program bolsters traditional classroom learning with hands-on experiences, immersing students in the issues facing communities throughout the region.
groups of people on campus
Research | July 23, 2019
New research reveals how undocumented students pursue justice and joy at the nation’s most diverse campus.
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Research | July 9, 2019
A new study reveals stark disparities in mortality risk among children and youth across several measures of parental socioeconomic status.
Campus News | June 26, 2019
A collection of news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
A woman leans against a chain-link fence as the sun sets in the background.
Research | June 11, 2019
A new book reveals how current social structures thwart the mobility of black and brown youth, even those who ‘play by the rules.’
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Research | June 7, 2019
UNLV sociology doctoral students study how two politically polarized activist groups use social media to organize and impact legislation.
A man in a UNLV basketball jersey leans on a gold-colored Oldsmobile.
People | June 5, 2019
Francisco Franco used to commute to school in a stock Oldsmobile in the late 1990s. When he was invited last year to bring the same car — now a custom lowrider — back for an art exhibit, it was a full-circle moment for the UNLV alumnus.
Michael and Gloria Flores
People | May 20, 2019
Gloria Flores and her son, Michael, share a stage as they both earn degrees on the same day.
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Research | May 2, 2019
Sociology doctoral student Nick Mac Murray studies activists working to change how America views and approaches the burials of their dearly departed.
four portraits of women
Research | April 9, 2019
Four students on the chances they’ve taken, the confidence they’ve gained, and the dreams they continue to chase.
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People | March 28, 2019
Mariana Sarmiento Hernández, once an undergraduate Dreamer, now helps undocumented students navigate the intricacies of immigration policy.