Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

John M. Bowers (English) published his article “Durin’s Stone, Ruthwell Cross, and Dream of the Rood” in Tolkien Studies, 20 (2023). This includes his newly discovered translation by J. R. R. Tolkien of the Old English masterpiece Dream of the Rood.
Professor Roberto Lovato (English) will be featured for his investigative reporting in the film, Hacking Hate. The film is a feature-length documentary about the rise of online extremist hate groups around the world. The film's world premiere will take place at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 9, 2024.
John Tuman, Michelle Kuenzi (both Political Science), and Hafthor Erlingsson, '19 Ph.D. Political Science, have published an article titled, "Structural adjustment, economic performance, and electoral volatility in presidential elections in Latin America," in the journal Latin American Policy.
Wendy Chen (English) published her debut novel Their Divine Fires (Algonquin, May 7, 2024), which received a starred Kirkus review that called the work a "poignant, impressive debut." 
Jarret Keene (English) wrote a history book for kids called Heroes of World War II: 25 True Stories of Unsung Heroes Who Fought for Freedom, recently published by Bushel & Peck. The book is illustrated by Ricardo Gualberto and features brave tales of Ira Hayes, Dorothy Still, Guy Stern, and more. Heroes of World War II is available…
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) was invited by the Department of Communication at the University of Washington to have a talk on May 15, titled "Fighting Against Cognitive Warfare: The case of Taiwan." In this talk, Wang shared his recent findings of China's cognitive warfare on Taiwanese people and its influence on the public…
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) co-authored the article, "US-skepticism and transnational conspiracy in the 2024 Taiwanese presidential election" in HKS Misinformation Review. In this article, Wang and others analyzed the misinformation on social media platforms during the 2024 Taiwanese Presidential Election, and revealed that…
Susan Lee Johnson (History) has been elected to membership in the Society of American Historians, an organization dedicated to literary excellence in writing history and biography. Johnson is the first UNLV faculty member to be invited to join the society. On May 13, 2024, Johnson attended the society's annual dinner in New York City, where…
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues recently published a paper, "Impulsivity and diverse forms of sports wagering in the U.S.: An examination of the UPPS-P model," in Addictive Behaviors. 
Robert Futrell (Sociology) was recently featured in articles on far-right extremism: 1) Bellingcat's "Fugitive US Militant Ammon Bundy Geolocated to Utah" and 2) The Las Vegas Weekly's "Radicalized Online: How Digital Rabbit Holes Lead to Violent Extremism."
Ileana Jara Yupanqui (Linguistics), Miriam Melton-Villanueva (History), and Blanca Rincón (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) were selected to receive a 2024 Faculty Opportunity Award (FOA) for project entitled "A Planning Grant for NEH: Mural of Knowledges."
Christopher D. E. Willoughby (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was awarded the Elizabeth Woodman Wright Fellowship by the Massachusetts Historical Society. This award helps support a month of research next year in the Historical Society's collections, which Willoughby will use to conduct research for his book project …