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The UNLV Department of Sociology combines innovative research with teaching and community service to address questions of social change, diversity, social justice, and sustainability in urban environments.

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A woman leans against a chain-link fence as the sun sets in the background.
Jun. 11, 2019

A new book reveals how current social structures thwart the mobility of black and brown youth, even those who ‘play by the rules.’

hand holding cell phone with social media apps on screen
Jun. 7, 2019

UNLV sociology doctoral students study how two politically polarized activist groups use social media to organize and impact legislation.

A man in a UNLV basketball jersey leans on a gold-colored Oldsmobile.
Jun. 5, 2019

Francisco Franco used to commute to school in a stock Oldsmobile in the late 1990s. When he was invited last year to bring the same car — now a custom lowrider — back for an art exhibit, it was a full-circle moment for the UNLV alumnus.

Michael and Gloria Flores
May. 20, 2019

Gloria Flores and her son, Michael, share a stage as they both earn degrees on the same day.

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