Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

September 18, 2019
Lynn Comella (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was invited to write a piece for the Social Science Research Council's "Sexuality and Gender Studies Now" series. The piece reflects on her experience with the Sexuality Research Fellowship Program and how it shaped her research, including her 2017 book Vibrator Nation: How Feminist Sex-Toy Stores Changed the Business of Pleasure.
September 17, 2019
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) co-authored an article "Debunking Myths about US-Taiwan Arms Sales" on Pacific Forum. This article collects and debunks recent rumors regarding the U.S.-Taiwan Arms sales and its potential impact on the China-Taiwan-US relationship.
September 17, 2019
David Fott (Political Science) wrote the article "Celebrating Constitution Day," which was published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Sept. 15.
September 16, 2019
Joe Milan, Jr. (English and Black Mountain Institute) won the prestigious David K. Wong Fellowship, "a unique and generous annual award to enable a fiction writer who wants to write in English about East and Southeast Asia to spend a year in the UK at the University of East Anglia in Norwich." The fellowship commences in October. Milan is among several students in UNLV's creative writing international program who have won national and international prizes. He also recently published an essay in...
September 10, 2019
Javon Johnson (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) is the 2019 recipient of the Lilla A. Heston Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Interpretation and Performance Studies awarded by the National Communication Association (NCA). The award is given annually for outstanding published research and creative scholarship in interpretation and performance studies during the previous three-year period. Johnson, who will receive the award Nov 16 at the NCA 105th annual convention in Baltimore...
September 6, 2019
Rebecca Gill (Political Science) has been elected to the American Political Science Association (APSA) Council. APSA is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 11,000 members in more than 100 countries. The council serves as the APSA governing body, setting the strategic direction and vision of the association, monitoring its ongoing operation, making policies, approving appointments and budgetary decisions, and generally providing oversight...
September 5, 2019
Nick MacMurray and Robert Futrell (both Sociology) recently published "Ecological Death Reform and Death System Change" in Omega: Journal of Death and Dying. They explain how ecologically-minded spiritualists, designers, scientists, and entrepreneurs link past traditions with new technologies to develop more environmentally-sensitive and humanistic alternatives to standard death and dying practices. MacMurray is a Ph.D. candidate.
September 5, 2019
Shane W. Kraus (Psychology) and John A. Sturgeon of the University of Washington Medical Center published a commentary, “Resilience in Women’s Sexual Pain After Female Genital Cutting: Adaptation Across Time and Personal and Cultural Context," in Archives of Sexual Behavior.
September 3, 2019
Rebecca Gill (Political Science) and her colleagues, Nadia Brown (Purdue), Libby Sharrow (UMASS), Stella Rouse (U of Maryland), and the #MeTooPoliSci Collective, have been given the the 2019 Jane Mansbridge Award for service to women in the discipline of political science by the Women's Caucus for Political Science.
September 3, 2019
Cassaundra Rodriguez (Sociology)  was quoted in an article in USA Today  titled "Endless Fear: Undocumented Immigrants Grapple with Anxiety, Depression Under Trump."
August 30, 2019
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) has published the single-author article "The Myth of Polarization among Taiwanese Voters: The Missing Middle" on Journal of East Asian Studies. This article analyzes the history and current development of the political polarization in Taiwan, and the importance of non-partisans to understanding Taiwan politics.
August 29, 2019
Barb Brents (Sociology) co-authored the article "EXPOsing Men’s Gender Role Attitudes as Porn Superfans," which recently was published in Sociological Forum. The authors found that pornography fans were no less supportive of gender equality than the population as a whole and actually more supportive on a couple of questions. The results are explained in The Conversation, "How Male Superfans Really View Women."  Co-authors are Crystal A. Jackson, '03 BA Psychology, '07 MA Sociology, '13 PhD...