Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

May 2, 2019
Simon Gottschalk (Sociology) authored an article in The Conversation  about  a “coup des gens” that ushers in the regime of the algorithm.
May 2, 2019
Jennifer J. Reed (Sociology) was featured in an Earth Day story and photo essay about performing symbolic marriage to the Earth ceremonies, The Ecosexual Movement Is Attracting New People to Environmentalism. Her dissertation research examines the development of the ecosexual movement, including use of the tactic of human wedding ceremonies to non-human nature elements to express an equal partnership. The article appeared in High Country News, a media organization that covers...
May 2, 2019
Camisha Fagan (Sociology and English) was inducted into UNLV’s Hall of Fame at the Rebel Awards 2019. She is an undergraduate student.
May 1, 2019
Maurice Finocchiaro (Philosophy) had one of his essays translated into French and published in the current issue of Revue des Questions Scientifiques. This is a Belgian journal published at the Université de Namur by the Société Scientifique de Bruxelles. Originally titled “The Trial of Galileo: Facts and Issues, Then and Now,” the French title of the article is “Le procès de Galilée: Faits et enjeux, à l’époque et aujourd’hui.” This is the first time that one of Finocchiaro’s writings has been...
April 30, 2019
William Bauer (History and American Indian Alliance) presented the paper "American Indian Freedom, Sovereignty and United States Capitalism," at the 40th annual American Indian Workshop in Poznan, Poland, earlier this month. He discussed how ideas regarding freedom and sovereignty supported the federal Indian policy of allotment and continue to be used to support policies that seek to privatize American Indian land and resources.
April 30, 2019
Jennifer J. Reed (Sociology) was quoted in an article in Playboy, "Ecosexuals Show the Planet Some Love on Earth Day." A doctoral candidate, Reed currently is completing her dissertation research examining how the ecosexual movement negotiates intersectionality.
April 29, 2019
Michael J. Alarid (History) had his article "Beyond Banditry: The Significance of Everyday Larceny in New Mexican Social History, 1837-65" published in The Western Historical Quarterly, Volume 50, Issue 2, Summer 2019. This article focuses on larceny in New Mexico and argues that petty larceny is a long-overlooked crime that has the potential to provide insight into the everyday lives of people often absent from our historical narratives. Methodologically, the author has transcribed the New...
April 26, 2019
Peter Gray (Anthropology) and colleagues Justin Garcia and Amanda Gesselman of the gender studies and Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, published "Age-related patterns in sexual behaviors and attitudes among single U.S. adults: An evolutionary approach" in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences. The study draws upon a large sample of U.S. single adults across a broad age range. Findings complement much of the existing literature that focuses on sexual behaviors and attitudes among partnered...
April 25, 2019
Nicole Espinosa (Interdisciplinary, Ethnic, and Gender Studies), Amber Williams (Psychology), and Erika Abad (Interdisciplinary, Ethnic, and Gender Studies) presented during ClexaCon's first Academic Lab earlier this month. Espinosa, a gender and sexuality studies student and 2017-18 McNair Scholar, and Williams, a master's student, presented their original research regarding LGBT content and audience responses. Their panel was titled "LGBT Fanning the Page and the Screen – How We Read, See,...
April 24, 2019
Chelsea Heinbach, Brittany Paloma Fiedler,  Francesca Marineo, Rosan Mitola, Cory Lampert, Marina Georgieva, Maggie Farrell, Starr Hoffman, Samantha Godbey (all Libraries), Melissa Bowles-Terry (Libraries & Faculty Center), and Kaitlin Clinnin (English) all presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries 2019 Conference in Cleveland.  Heinbach presented a paper, "The Librarian Parlor: Demystifying the research process through community," co-authored with Hailley Fargo,...
April 23, 2019
Jennifer J. Reed (Sociology) was interviewed for an article in the Washington Post for Earth Day titled, "'How Ecosexual Are You?': Why Some Prefer Lover Earth to Mother Earth." Reed discussed her dissertation research on the growing ecosexual movement— combining issues related to the environment and sexuality — as an example of an intersectional movement. She will complete the requirements for her doctorate in sociology from UNLV this spring.
April 22, 2019
Ranita Ray (sociology) was awarded a National Academy of Education's 2019 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Spencer Foundation funds this fellowship through academy to "encourage outstanding researchers at the postdoctoral level ... to pursue critical education research projects." Ray's award was one of only 30 given from a pool of more than 200 applicants, demonstrating the academy's "confidence in her potential contribution to the knowledge, understanding...