Accomplishments: Women's Research Institute of Nevada

August 14, 2019
Jean Munson (WRIN) returned home this month from attending the Girls Leadership Power Collaborative on scholarship as a program manager of the National Education for Women's Leadership. She was able to participate and learn about the latest research on the world of learning for women and girls, explore what it means to be a culturally responsive mentor, and develop strategies to address trauma from an asset-based approach. Girls Leadership had attendees from all over the country who...
May 29, 2019
Rebecca Gill (Political Science and the Women's Research Institute of Nevada) and Kate Eugenis ,'17 PhD Political Science, have published their article "Do Voters Prefer Women Judges? Deconstructing the Competitive Advantage in State Supreme Court Elections" in State Politics & Policy Quarterly. In this article, the authors find that women running for judge have an electoral advantage, but only in specific electoral contexts. 
April 2, 2019
Rebecca Gill (Women's Research Institute of Nevada and Political Science) delivered the luncheon address at the 2019 Grassroots Lobby Days event hosted by the Nevada Women's Lobby in Carson City. Her talk centered on the ways in which the #MeToo movement has changed the way our institutions conceptualize and address sexual harassment in the workplace. The audience included current and former state government officials, lobbyists, community organizers, and students from across the state. 
March 25, 2019
Rebecca Gill (Political Science and WRIN) and co-author Valerie Sulfaro (James Madison University) published the article "Title IX: Help or Hindrance?" in the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy in its special issue on the #MeTooPoliSci movement. In the article, the authors provide practical guidance for those who have experienced sexual harassment or assault through the lens of their own experiences of harassment. The authors argue that the Title IX process is risky and insufficient for...
August 31, 2018
Rebecca Gill (Political Science, WRIN), along with Valerie Sulfaro of James Madison University, recently was honored by the Women's Caucus for Political Science (WCPS) with the 2018 Jane Mansbridge Award. This award is given on special occasions to extraordinary individuals who perform service above and beyond the call of duty on behalf of the WCPS and to advance opportunities for women in general. 
July 20, 2018
Rebecca Gill (Women's Research Institute of Nevada and Political Science) and a team of political scientists from around the country, Nadia Brown (Purdue), Jennifer Merolla (University of California, Riverside), Melissa Michelson (Menlo College), Elizabeth Sharrow (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Patricia Stapleton (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), and Dara Strolovitch (Princeton)) were awarded a $25,000 grant from the American Political Science Association's 2018 special projects fund....
March 20, 2018
Rebecca Gill (Women's Research Institute of Nevada and Political Science) delivered the keynote address at the 13th annual Nevada Women's Hall of Fame reunion earlier this month. The event honored the 2018 inductees, as well as the 2018 Pioneer Award Honoree, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. In her speech, Gill discussed the progress of women in Nevada — and how far we have yet to go.
March 1, 2018
Christian Jensen (Political Science) and Rebecca Gill (Political Science, WRIN) recently published "Where are the women? Legal traditions and descriptive representation on the European Court of Justice" in Politics, Groups, and Identities. This article  demonstrates the importance of informal job requirements and institutional constraints on the ability of governments to achieve their representation goals. 
October 9, 2017
Rebecca Gill (Political Science and the Women's Research Institute of Nevada) and Michael  Kagan (Law), along with Fatma Marouf of Texas A&M University School of Law, recently published an article, "The Impact of Maleness on Judicial Decision Making: Masculinity, Chivalry, and Immigration Appeals," in the journal Politics, Groups, and Identities. In this article, the authors explore the effects of judge and litigant gender on decision making in immigration appeals before the U.S. Courts of...
May 12, 2016
Joanne Goodwin (History and Women's Research Institute of Nevada) has been elected to the board of directors for the National Collaborative for Women's History Sites. The organization founded in 2001 supports and promotes the preservation and interpretation of sites and locales that bear witness to women's participation in American life. Goodwin's work documenting the history of women in Las Vegas was one of the reasons she was elected. 
December 9, 2015
Joanne Goodwin (Women's Research Institute and History) gave a presentation on the development of — and her role as — co-producer in the television series MAKERS: Women in Nevada History at the National Women's Studies Association annual conference in Milwaukee in November. Also on the panel were representatives from the University of Wisconsin Gender and Women's Studies Consortium. Both Nevada and Wisconsin are creating multi-platform programming based on historical research on the history of...
October 1, 2014
Joanne Goodwin (History and Women's Research Institute of Nevada) is the author of Changing the Game: Women at Work in Las Vegas, 1940-1990, which was released by the University of Nevada Press on Sept. 8. The book captures the shifting boundaries of women's employment in the postwar decades with narratives drawn from the Las Vegas Women Oral History Project. It counters clich?d pictures of women at work in the famed resort city as it explores women's real strategies for economic survival and...