Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

February 2, 2017
David Dickens (Sociology) and co-author Tyler Schafer, a former sociology graduate student at UNLV, published an article in Qualitative Sociology Review titled, “Social Marking in Memory Entrepreneurship: The Battle Over Zapata’s Legacy.”
January 30, 2017
Takashi Yamashita, Erick B. López, Marta Soligo, and Jennifer R. Keene (all Sociology) published an article in Adult Education Quarterly titled "Older Lifelong Learners’ Motivations for Participating in Formal Volunteer Activities in Urban Communities."
January 25, 2017
Takashi Yamashita, Erick López, Marta Soligo, and Jennifer Keene (all Sociology) and graduate students in the department collaborated with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNLV, and conducted a project on the attitudes toward volunteering among the OLLI participants. The results have been published in the article "Older Lifelong Learners’ Motivations for Participating in Formal Volunteer Activities in Urban Communities," which appeared in Adult Education Quarterly.   
January 20, 2017
Patricia Heisser Metoyer (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) will present a paper to the National Association of African and African American Studies Conference on Pan African Perspectives and Research on Mental Illness next month in Dallas. Also, featured at the conference will be educational sessions directed by the National African American Drug Policy Coalition and a special presentation by Ela Gandhi, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi. Ela Gandhi is a retired social worker and...
January 18, 2017
Georgiann Davis (Sociology) is featured in a National Geographic documentary titled "Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric." The documentary premiers Monday, Feb. 6, on the National Geographic channel. Davis is the author of Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis (2015, NYU Press).  
January 12, 2017
Timothy Erwin (English) presented a paper, “Venus, Pope, the Carracci, and the Stuart Court,” at the annual meeting of the British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies in Oxford earlier this month and saw a book chapter, “The Changing Patterns of Iconology,” appear in the collection W.J.T. Mitchell's Image Theory (Routledge 2017).     
January 9, 2017
Robert Futrell (Sociology) was interviewed on Here & Now about Dylann Roof and white supremacy. The broadcast was titled, "Could Dylann Roof Became a Martyr For White Supremacists?"    
January 6, 2017
Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West) and David Damore (Political Science) are the authors of an analysis of the the 2016 U.S. presidential election, "The End of the Democratic Blue Wall?," which recently was published by Brookings Mountain West. On Nov. 8, 2016, the Republicans breached a key portion of the Blue Wall as presidential candidate Donald Trump narrowly carried Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, while also cutting the margin in the once solid Democratic state of Minnesota. Had...
January 3, 2017
Robert Futrell (Sociology) was quoted in an article at ThinkProgress titled "Dylann Roof Was Not 'Self-Radicalized.' He Was Part of a Racist Community.."  
December 21, 2016
Georgiann Davis (Sociology) reflects on her personal experience and scholarship in a USA Today article titled "Trans girl, 9, makes history on National Geographic cover"        
December 13, 2016
Takashi Yamashita (Sociology) and Jay Shen (Health Care Administration and Policy) recently published an article, "Neighborhood Effects on the Nursing Home Admissions among Older Patients in the State of Nevada, USA: Multilevel Analysis of Administrative and Census Data," in the Nevada Journal of Public Health.   
December 1, 2016
Margarita Jara Yupanqui (World Languages and Cultures) participated in an international symposium on Indo-American Languages in Contact, with Juan Carlos Godenzzi (University of Montreal), José Ramón Carriazo (UNED, Madrid), and Munia Cabal (Western Illinois University). The event "El español y las lenguas indoamericanas: interactividad y contactos," held and broadcast via Skype on Nov. 25, was organized by the departamento académico de humanidades, Centro de Investigación, Proyecto Estudios...