Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

April 14, 2021
Marta Soligo (Sociology and International Gaming Institute) was interviewed for the sociology podcast "The Social Breakdown." Soligo explored the sociology of tourism, especially the relationship between COVID-19 and the travel industry. She discussed the role of tourism in Las Vegas as well as the creation of culture and dark tourism. She also explained the importance of reflecting on the role of tourism when it comes to important social issues, such as community exploitation and racism.  
April 13, 2021
Jonathan Jiménez (Sociology) has just published the chapter "When the Gayborhood Isn't Enough: How Trans Youth Utilize the Internet to Make a Digital Trans Neighborhood" in The Gayborhood: From Sexual Liberation to Cosmopolitan Spectacle, by Lexington Books. The paper details the estrangement and exclusion of trans youth from supposedly LGBT+ spaces, and how these people negotiate the transition of both gender and age, utilizing digital tools to create new forms of community. Jiménez is a...
April 13, 2021
Nadia Eldemerdash (Political Science) presented "The Effects of Remittances on Voter Turnout in New and Developing Democracies, 1991-2018" at the 2021 International Studies Association Conference. The paper explores how remittance inflows affect political participation in new and developing democracies. She is a doctoral student.
April 13, 2021
Olivia Cheche (Political Science) and Peter Grema (Economics) presented their research at the 2021 Western Regional Honors Council Virtual Conference, last week. Cheche's research on "The Culture of Policing in Las Vegas" presents national and local data on disparities related to the racial, social, and fiscal aspects within the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's current culture of policing. Grema presented research on "Venture Capital in Nevada," focusing on the market value of...
April 13, 2021
Daniel Okamura (Sociology) has just published as co-editor, The Gayborhood: From Sexual Liberation to Cosmopolitan Spectacle. This volume was assembled out of concern that the body of research had begun to essentialize and reify gay urban enclaves as frozen in time and location when such places have witnessed and experienced rapid changes in meaning and membership. Okamura is a doctoral student.  
April 13, 2021
Darrell Carter (Political Science) presented "Built for Brokering: The Impact of IGO Institutionalization on Cooperation" at the 2021 International Studies Association Conference. The paper explores how the structure of an intergovernmental organization, through different levels of institutionalization, impacts cooperation between its members. He is a doctoral student.
April 12, 2021
Kari Goold, Peter Gray (both Anthropology) and Reynafe Aniga (Psychology) recently published an article "Sports under Quarantine: A Case Study of Major League Baseball in 2020" in the journal Social Sciences. Goold and Aniga are McNair Scholars.
April 12, 2021
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) presented three invited papers at the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division annual meeting: “Doctors as Immigration Agents: An Ethical Challenge” (presented for the panel “What Public Philosophy Can Learn From Bioethics”), “Philosophy for Children Without Borders” (presented for the panel “Incorporating Activist Projects in Philosophy Classes”), and comments on Luis Rubén Díaz Cepeda’s Social Movements and Latin American Philosophy: From Ciudad...
April 9, 2021
Noria Litaker (History) recently published an article, "Lost in Translation? Constructing Ancient Roman Martyrs in Baroque Bavaria," in Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture. The article examines the construction and material presentation of Bavarian catacomb saints as well as the vitae written for them in 17th- and 18th-century Europe. It offers a new vantage point from which to consider how the intellectual movement known as the paleo-Christian revival and the scholarship it...
April 7, 2021
Marina Colacicchi (World Languages and Cultures) published a selection of poetry in Russian literary magazine The Text, Berlin. 
April 7, 2021
Iván Sandoval-Cervantes (Anthropology) published the article "The Politics of Saving Dogs in Mexico" in the "General Anthropology Division Bulletin." This article summarizes his most recent research project that focuses on the animal welfare/rights activists working in Ciudad Juárez, México. 
April 6, 2021
Paul Werth (History) has received a Title VIII Summer Research Fellowship at the Kennan Institute for Advanced Study of Russia and Eurasia in Washington, D.C.