Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

December 3, 2021
Michael Ian Borer (Sociology) recently appeared on CNN/HLN's docuseries Real Life Nightmare in the episode "Mohave Mystery: Vanished in the Desert," which explores the strange disappearance of a hiker near Area 51. 
December 3, 2021
John Curry (History) gave a virtual invited presentation to the Anglo-Turkish Society in the United Kingdom titled "The Legacy of Mezemorta Hüseyin Paşa: Corsair, Captain, Ottoman Grand Admiral." The Anglo-Turkish Society is a learned society of scholars that promotes scholarship on Turkey and strengthening Turkish-U.K. relations. The talk was recorded, and will soon form part of a broader growing archive of video podcasts of some of the most critical recent scholarship on the Ottoman Empire.
December 3, 2021
Matthew S. Dentice (English) has had a poem, "The Migrations Period," included in Calling the Beginning, an anthology of poetry that reflects on the cultural legacy of the Middle Ages. Calling the Beginning is published by Wingless Dreamer and was released Dec. 1. 
December 2, 2021
Susan Byrne (World Languages and Cultures) has published "Cervantes y el Derecho: Préstamos Recíprocos" in Admiración del mundo: Actas selectas del XIV Coloquio Internacional de la Asociación de Cervantistas. In the article, first offered as a plenary talk in Venice, Italy, in 2019, Byrne studies the relationship between creative and juridical writings in early modern Spain through the lens of Miguel de Cervantes and a manuscript written by the creative author's contemporary, Spanish judge...
December 1, 2021
Barbara Roth (Anthropology) published a book chapter, "Changes in Household Organization and the Development of Classic Period Mimbres Pueblos," in Archaeology of Households, Kinship, and Social Change, edited by Lacey Carpenter and Anna Prentiss, Routledge Press (November 2021). 
November 30, 2021
John Curry (History) published a chapter, "Sufi Spaces and Practices" in A Companion to Early Modern Istanbul, a volume edited by Shirine Hamadeh and Cigdem Kafescioglu. The chapter, which was dedicated to the urban history of Istanbul, it detailed the fucntion of mystical organizations and religious institutions in the development of the Ottoman captial during the early modern period of world history. A culmination of many years of editing and development, the volume is the first major...
November 30, 2021
Simon Gottschalk (Sociology) has published a chapter, "Click to Disable: Infantilizing Trends in Terminal Interactions at Work," in the edited volume: Like a Child Would Do: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Childlikeness in Past and Current Societies (Universitas Press). This chapter examines the infantilizing dispositions prompted by interactions with computers in the workplace and in other social institutions.
November 24, 2021
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) has been selected as an inaugural Philosophy in the Media Fellow with the Marc Sanders Foundation, through which she will focus on long-form magazine article writing.  The MSF Philosophy in Media initiative aims to increase the presence of philosophy in print, audio, and video media by training philosophers to write and produce for the public, and by connecting philosophers to editors and commissioners in the media industry. 
November 23, 2021
Kimberly A. Barchard (Psychology) and Edwin Oh (Medicine) are the recipients of the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) 2021 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award in arts and health and natural sciences, respectively.   Each year during the Office of Undergraduate Research Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium, OUR recognizes and honors UNLV faculty members with a record of excellence in inspiring, influencing, supporting, and mentoring undergraduate researchers in their professional development...
November 23, 2021
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) presented "Socially, Not (Necessarily) Legally Undocumented" for the Lewis & Clark College Philosophy Colloquium (online).
November 19, 2021
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science)'s research on Taiwanese people's willingness to fight is quoted in the Annual Report To Congress of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The report estimates the risk of potential cross-strait conflict, while Wang's research shows that Taiwanese people perceive their self-defense willingness as a collective action problem. The report will provide recommendations to Congress for legislative and administrative action toward the U.S.-...
November 17, 2021
John Curry (History) joined a National Endowment for the Humanities grant application as part of a project team for the "Khataynameh ("Book of China") Translation Project." Headed by Kaveh Hemmat of Benedictine University, the proposal has just been funded at $195,764, and will produce an edited volume, translation and commentary of the Khataynameh, which is a description of the Ming Dynasty state written in Persian in 1516 for the Ottoman court by the merchant Ali Akbar Khatayi. This book is...