Graduate Students

Soheil Asefi

Degree

  • B.S. Film Studies, Soureh University of Art
  • MA, Political Science, The New School for Social Research

Email

asefi@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

August 2024

Research and Teaching Interests

Political and Economic Sociology, Marxist Theory, Imperialism, Historical materialism, Migration,Politics of Belonging, Globalization and Transnational Sociology, Neoliberalism and the Commodification of Public Spheres, Labor, Social Movements, Political Subjectivity, Sociology of Exile and Diaspora, Comparative-Historical Sociology, The Middle East, Critical Media Theory, Sociology of Sexuality

Celine Maria Ayala

Degree

  • BA, Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • MA, Sociology, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Email

celine.ayala@unlv.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2021

Research and Teaching Interests

Urban Sociology, Scenes, Race, Ethnography, Qualitative Methods

Nicholas Baxter

Degrees

  • BA, Sociology and English, Northern Illinois University
  • MA, Sociology, Northern Illinois University

Email

baxtern3@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2017

Research and Teaching Interests

Environmental Sociology, Urban/Community Sociology, Culture, Theory, Qualitative Methods

Dissertation Title

On Muddy Banks: An Eco-Ethnography of a River Town

Representative Scholarship

2008. “Playing at Identity: Live Action Role Playing as Dramaturgical Leisure,” MA Thesis Northern Illinois University.

Advisor

Dr. Futrell

Valarie C. Burke

Degrees

  • BA, Psychology [Minor in Sociology], University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • M.Ed, Educational Leadership, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Email

valarie.burke@unlv.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2019

Research and Teaching Interests

Culture, Deviance, Media, Technology, Communication, Education

Representative Scholarship

  • 2014. "Holistic Campus Solutions: Collaborating Towards Student Retention and Success," presented at the College Board Forum, Las Vegas, NV.
  • 2014. "Connecting with College Students: A Literature Review on Internet Communication Methods Used to Inform College Students," presented at the ASA Pre-Conference, Oakland, CA.
  • 2014. "Academic Advisors Collaborating Across Campus for Veteran Student Initiatives," (with T. Johnson) presented at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • 2014. "Choosing a Major: An Institutional Survey of Potential Cause and Effect," (with Heather Hatch) presented at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region Conference, Berkeley, CA.
  • 2013. “Writing a Script toward Graduation: Identifying and Achieving Short- and Long-Term Goals,” (with D Sommer, & T. Johnson) presented at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Advisor

Dr. Gottschalk

Denise N. Cook

Degrees

  • BA, Sociology, California State University, Sacramento
  • MA, Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Email

denise.cook@unlv.edu

Expected Graduation Date

Spring 2016

Research and Teaching Interests

Volunteerism, Nonprofits, Work and Occupations, Culture, Quantitative Methods, Sexuality

Representative Scholarship

2012. “Post-Materialism and Attitudes about Prostitution” MA Thesis, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Advisors

Dr. Spivak, Dr. Dickens

Emily Ann Coombes

Degree

  • B.S., Sociology, Northeastern University

Email

coombes@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2021

Research and Teaching Interests

Social & Labor Movements, Networks, Organizations, Sexual Politics, Sex Work/Sexual Economy, Neo-Marxism

Joshua Corum

Degrees

  • BA, Psychology and Human Sexuality, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • MA, Sociology, University of Louisville

Email

corumj@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2017

Research and Teaching Interests

Sexuality and Sexual Behavior, Political Sociology, Theory

Representative Scholarship

2012. “"What do you mean I’m a Slut?!?!” Deconstructing the Definitions of Promiscuity of the Collective Conscience using Concepts from Labeling Theory and Biopower,” MA Thesis, University of Louisville.

Advisor

Dr. Brents

Andre Dixon

Degree

BA, Business Management, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Email

dixona10@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2022

Research and Teaching Interests

Criminology, Deviance, Intersectionality (Race and Class, Qualitative and Quantitative methods

Advisor

Dr. Barb Brents

Jessica Fasano

Degree

BA, Sociology & BS Music Education, Indiana, University of Pennsylvania

Email

fasano@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2021

Research and Teaching Interests

Construction of Youth Identity, Sociology of Education, Stratification, Mental Health

Advisor

Dr. Georgiann Davis

Lori L. Fazzino

Degrees

  • BA, Sociology, Pacific Lutheran University
  • MA, Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Email

fazzinol@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2015

Research and Teaching Interests

Religion, Culture, Deviance, Social Movements, Mental Health, Theory

Representative Scholarship

Forthcoming. “Leaving the Church Behind: Applying a Deconversion Perspective to Evangelical Exit Narratives.” Journal of Contemporary Religion.

Advisor

Dr. Borer

Celene Fuller

Degrees

BA, Sociology, California State University Channel Islands

MA, Sociology, California State University, Northridge

Email

celene.fuller@unlv.edu

Expected Graduation Date

Spring 2021

Research and Teaching Interests

Gender and Sexuality, Feminist Theory, Social Psychology, Identity Theory, Symbolic Interactionism

Representative Scholarship

Carter, Michael J. and Celene Fuller. 2016. "Symbols, Meaning, and Action: The Past, Present, and Future of Symbolic Interactionism." Current Sociology. doi: 10.1177/0011392116638396

Carter, Michael J. and Celene Fuller. 2015. “Symbolic Interactionism.” Sociopedia.isa. doi: 10.1177/205684601561

Advisor

TBD

Lauren F. E. Galloway

Degree

BA, MA, Communication Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Email

lauren.galloway@unlv.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2019

Research and Teaching Interests

Media Socialization, Criminology

Representative Scholarship

Galloway, L. F. E., Engstrom, E., & Emmers-Sommer, T. (2015). Does movie viewing cultivate young people’s unrealistic expectations about love and marriage? Marriage and Family Review 51 (8), 687-712. DOI: 10.1080/01494929.2015.1061629

Advisor

Dr. Spivak

Jesus Gonzalez

Degrees

  • BA, Sociology and Spanish, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • MA, Sociology, California State University, Northridge

Email

gonza821@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2015

Research and Teaching Interests

Culture, Urban Sociology, Theory, Qualitative Methods

Representative Scholarship

2012. “Adorno & Hip-Hop: A Critical Encounter,” presented at the Pacific Sociological Association annual meetings, San Diego, CA.

Advisor

Dr. Borer

Jeannette Hernandez

Degree

  • B.A. Sociology, CSU Long Beach
  • M.A. Sociology, CSU Fullerton

Email

hernaj42@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2022

Research and Teaching Interests

Sociology of Education: Racialized Masculinities in Education, Youth Identity and Resistance, and Race, Class, and Gender, Qualitative Methods

Shekinah Hoffman

Degree

BS, Communications, American University/Colorado State University

Email

shekinah.hoffman@unlv.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2021

Research and Teaching Interests

Gender, Work and Occupations, Gaming

Advisor

Bo Bernhar

Antoinette M. Izzo

Degrees

  • BA, English, National University
  • MA, Human Behavior, National University
  • MA, Anthropology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Email

izzo@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2020

Research and Teaching Interests

Symbolic Interactionism; Embodiment of Armed Conflict; Military Studies; Culture and Masculinity; Sexuality Studies; Neoliberalism, Sex Work, and Erotic Entrepreneurship; Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods.

Advisor

Dr. Barb Brent

Nicole Dezrea Jenkins

Degree

  • A.A. Criminal Justice, Community College of the Air Force
  • BA, Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • MA, Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Email

nicole.jenkins@unlv.edu

Expected Graduation Date

2019

Research and Teaching Interests

Ethnography, Race and Ethnicity, Intersectional Identities, Urban, Qualitative and Quantitative research methods

Advisor

Dr. Ranita Ray

Jonathan Anthony Jimenez

Degree

  • BA, Anthropology, Whittier College
  • MA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Email

jonathan.jimenez@unlv.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2021

Research and Teaching Interests

Sex and gender, Race and ethnicity, The Life Course

Advisor

Dr. Ranita Ray and Dr. Georgiann Davis

Josiah R. Kidwell

Degree

B.S., Sociology, Tennessee Tech University

Email

kidwej1@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

2020

Research and Teaching Interests

Technology, Social Media, Religion, Symbolic Interaction, Theory, Qualitative Methods

Advisors

Dr. Simon Gottschalk and Dr. David Dickens

Daniel James Krystosek

Degrees

  • BA, Sociology, California State University, Sacramento
  • MA, Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Email

krystose@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2015

Research and Teaching Interests

Deviance & Criminology, Race & Ethnic Studies, Politics & Social Movements, Research Methods

Representative Scholarship

2012.”Thou Shalt Not: Religiosity and Attitudes Toward Marijuana Legalization” MA Professional Paper, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Advisor

Dr. Spivak

Alessandra Lanti

Degrees

  • BA, Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • MA, Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Email

lantia@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2018

Research and Teaching Interests

Sexuality and Sexual Behavior, Sex Work and the Sex Industry, Social Psychology, Mental Health

Representative Scholarship

2012 "Exploring Reasons Why Men and Women Refrain from Sex Despite Desire." MA Thesis, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Advisor

Dr. Brents

Matthew M. Le Claire

Degrees

  • BA, Criminal Justice, University of Nevada, Reno
  • MA, Criminal Justice, University of Nevada, Reno

Email

leclam1@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2017

Research and Teaching Interests

Crime, Deviance, Juveniles, Victimization

Representative Scholarship

“Foster Care in Reno, Nevada: Does aging-Out of Foster Care Increase the Presence of Risk Factors and Criminality?” MA Thesis, University of Nevada, Reno.

“A Qualitative Content Analysis of Aging-Out of Foster Care: What Problems and Solutions Exist?” presented at the Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, 2015.

Advisor

Dr. Spivak

Christian Joy Lewis “Joy"

Degree

  • BA, Sociology, California State University, Sacramento
  • MA, Sociology, California State University, Sacramento

Email

christian.lewis@unlv.edu

Expected Graduation Date

Spring 2022

Research and Teaching Interests

Social Psychology, Race/Class/Gender, Race and Ethnicity, Work and Occupations, Social Inequalities, Social Problems, Sociology of Education, Qualitative Methods

Dawn Marie Lighthiser

Degrees

  • BA, Criminology and Investigation [Minor in Psychology], West Virginia University
  • MA, Applied Sociology, West Virginia University

Email

lighthis@unlv.neveda.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2019

Research and Teaching Interests

Cities & Communities, Urban Sociology, Criminology, Culture, Introduction to Sociology

Representative Scholarship

2011. “The Social Transformation of Coffee Houses: The Emergence of Chain Establishments and the Private Nature of Usage,” MA Thesis West Virginia University.

Woldoff, Rachael A., Dawn Lozzi, and Lisa Dilks. 2013. “The Social Transformation of Coffee Houses: The Emergance of Chain Establishments and the Private Nature of Usage.” International Journal of Social Science Studies. 1 (2): 205-218.

Advisor

Dr. Brents

Bridget Cowan Longoria

Degrees

  • BA University Studies, Minors in Sociology, Communications, and English, Texas Tech University, 2013.
  • MA in Sociology, Texas Tech University, 2016.

Email

longob1@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2020

Research and Teaching Interests

Identity and the Self, Discourse and Narratives, Social Psychology, Culture, Poverty, Inequities, Gender, Ageing, Life Course, Qualitative Methods

Representative Scholarship

“Identity Transformations of the Silent Generation: The Widowed Identity and the Influence of Time to Adjust,” MA Thesis, Texas Tech University

Cassidy Meiklejohn Lopez

Degree

  • Sociology, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Email

cassidy.lopez@unlv.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2024

Research and Teaching Interests

Quantitative Measures of Health Disparities, Public Health, Criminology, Social Psychology

Erick B López

Degrees

  • BA, Psychology and Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • MA, Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Email

erick.lopez@unlv.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2019

Research and Teaching Interests

Latina/o Health Disparities, Acculturation, Racialized Social Inequalities, Social Epidemiology, Quantitative Methods

Representative Scholarship

López, E. B, & Yamashita, T. (2018) “The relationship of education and acculturation with vigorous intensity leisure time physical activity by gender in Latinos.” Health and Ethnicity. 23(7): 797-812. DOI: 10.1080/13557858.2017.1294664

Advisor

Dr. Takashi Yamashita

Professional Website

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Rachel Teressa Macfarlane

Degrees

  • BA, Sociology, Weber State University
  • MA, Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Email

macfarla@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2016

Research and Teaching Interests

Gender, Family, Work, Criminology, Penology, Inequality/Stratification, Critical Theory, Intersectionality

Representative Scholarship

“Fathers' Early Caregiving for Children as a Predictor of Later Caregiving across Ethnoracial Groups and Family Contexts” Dissertation Research.

Advisor

Dr. Christie Batson and Dr. Georgiann Davis

John L. Mueller

Degrees

  • BA, Sociology Minor in Psychology, University of Houston-Downtown
  • MA, Sociology, University of Houston

Email

muellj1@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2017

Research and Teaching Interests

Sociology of Film, Media and Technology, Interaction, and Qualitative Methods

Representative Scholarship

2014. “Changing Film Images Associated with Social and Cultural Variations: An Analysis of Future-Based American Film,” MA Thesis, University of Houston.

Advisor

Dr. Dickens

Nicholas Mac Murray

Degrees

  • BA, Sociology, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • MA, Sociology, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Email

macmurra@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2017

Research and Teaching Interests

Sociology of Death and Dying, Social Psychology, Symbolic Interactionism, Qualitative Methods

Representative Scholarship

2011. “Dying Today: Perspectives of the Modern Hospice Worker.” MA Thesis, Sociology, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Advisor

Dr. Futrell

Genevieve Dawn Minter

Degrees

  • AA, Psychology, College of Southern Nevada
  • BA, Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • MA, Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Email

minterg2@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2019

Research and Teaching Interests

Crime and Deviance, Social Problems, Policy, Culture, Environmental Sociology, Ecopsychology, Qualitative Methods

Representative Scholarship

“From Deviant Subculture to Mainstream: the Pit bull Pariah?”

Advisor

Dr. Spivak (Chair) and Dr. Futrell (Co-Chair)

Greg Murrell

Degree

BA Sociology and History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Email

gregory.murrell@unlv.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2021

Research and Teaching Interests

Race and Ethnicity, Crime and Deviance, Critical Theories (Critical Race Theory), and Mixed Methods Research.

Advisor

Dr. Brents

Vanessa Núñez

Degree

BA, Sociology, University of California, San Diego

Email

nunezv1@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2018

Research and Teaching Interests

Culture, Immigration, Education, Ethnography

Advisor

TBD

Daniel Okamura

Degrees

B.A., Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara

M.A., Sociology, California State University, Los Angeles

Email

okamud1@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2022

Research and Teaching Interests

Popular culture, Sociology of communication and information technology, Statistics, Qualitative methods, Theory

Representative Scholarship

2016 “To Have But Not To Hold: Consumer Attitudes Toward Digital Music Piracy,” M.A. Thesis, California State University, Los Angeles

2015 “Not Without My Smartphone: Technological Determinism and Social Construction of Technology (SCOT) in the Millennial Generation.” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA.

Advisor

TBD

Brian S. O’Hara

Degrees

  • BA, Colorado St. University
  • MA, Journalism and Media Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Email

bohara@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2015

Research and Teaching Interests

Culture, Urban Sociology, Sports & Leisure, Visual Sociology

Representative Scholarship

2009. “Fighting for Respect: Identity Narratives of Mixed Martial Arts Fighters,” (with Michael Ian Borer), Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Advisor

Dr. Borer

Aiemie Pace

Degrees

  • BS, Psychology and Sociology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • MA, Sociology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Email

pacea3@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2021

Research and Teaching Interests

Substance Use, Abuse, and Addiction, Race & Ethnicity, White Privilege,  Racism, Drinking and Drug Culture, Addiction Culture, Social Identity, Cultural Politics, Respectability Politics, Criminalization, Medicalization, Bio-medicalization, Criminal Justice and Punishment, The
War on Drugs, and Addiction and Substance Abuse Treatment.

Advisor

To be determined

Christina Parreira

Degrees

  • BA, Psychology, University of Connecticut
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Hartford

Email

parreira@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2018

Research and Teaching Interests

Gender, sex work, prostitution policy, deviance, social movements, quantitative methods

Representative Scholarship

2013. “Sexism, Strippers, and Slut-Shaming.” Presented at Association for Women in Psychology Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Advisor

Dr. Brents

Jennifer J. Reed

Degrees

  • BA, Psychology, Mount Union College
  • MA, Sociology, The University of Akron

Email

jennifer.reed@unlv.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2017

Research and Teaching Interests

Gender, Sexuality, and Sex Work; Politics, Social Movements, and Social Change; Environment and Technology;  Public Health and Social Policy; Research Methods and Statistical Analysis

Representative Scholarship

2016. “Missing Rights and Misplaced Justice for Sex Workers in the United States.” Pp. 15-23 in Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions for 2016, edited by Glenn Muschert, Brian Klocke, Robert Perrucci, and Jon Shefner. Bristol, UK: Policy Press. (with Crystal A. Jackson)

Dissertation Title

Intersectional Activism through the Lens of the Ecosexual Movement

Advisor

Dr. Barb Brents

Erin Reinisch

Degree

  • BA, Sociology, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
  • MA, Sociology, New Mexico State University

Email

reinisch@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

Spring 2024

Research and Teaching Interests

Social Movements, Collective Action, Extremism, Radicalization

Kyle Nathan Rodgers

Degree

  • BS, Public Policy & Administration with a concentration in Law Enforcement and Corrections, Western Oregon University
  • MA, Criminal Justice, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Email

rodgek1@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

Spring 2022

Research and Teaching Interests

Military culture, Sociology of war, Military Total Institution, Criminal Justice, Corrections, Criminal Justice Total Institution, Death penalty, Forensic defense and mitigating circumstances, Gang culture

Jason Scott

Degrees

  • BA, Political Science, Cleveland State University
  • MA, Sociology, Cleveland State University
  • MSc., International Development Studies, University of Amsterdam

Email

scottj4@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2016

Research and Teaching Interests

Criminology, Deviance, International Development, Qualitative Methods, Sexuality

Representative Scholarship

MSc. Thesis: “Medical Tourism in Chiang Mai, Thailand: An Examination of Livelihoods among Massage Workers.” MA Thesis: “Testing Convict Criminology: An Application of Manning’s Ethnographic Typology.”

Advisor

Dr. Brents

Alex Simmons

Degree

BA, MA Sociology, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Email

simmon16@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2020

Research and Teaching Interests

Sociology of Religion, Culture, and Theory

Advisor

Dr. Christie Batson

Marta Soligo

Degrees

  • BA, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Università di Bergamo, Italy
  • MA, Planning and Management of Tourism Systems, Università di Bergamo, Italy

Email

soligo@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

2020

Research and Teaching Interests

Sociology of Tourism, Cultural Studies, Urban Sociology, Ethnography

Advisors

Dr. Bo Bernhard, Dr. David R. Dickens

Sarah A. St. John

Degrees

  • BS, Sociology and Women’s Studies, Central Michigan University
  • MA, Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Email

stjohns@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

Fall 2018

Research and Teaching Interests

Problem Gambling, Health, Race/Ethnicity, Statistics

Representative Scholarship

Monnat, Shannon, Bo J. Bernhard, Brett L. L. Abarbanel, Sarah A. St. John, and Ashlee Kalina. 2013. “Exploring the Relationship between Treatment Satisfaction, Perceived Improvements in Functioning and Well-being and Gambling Harm Reduction among Clients of Pathological Gambling Treatment Programs.” Community Mental Health Journal

Advisor

Dr. Bernhard

Torisha Lee Suzan Stone

Degree

  • A.A Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of the Redwoods
  • B.A Sociology, Humboldt State University
  • M.A Sociology, Humboldt State University

Email

stonet5@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2024

Research and Teaching Interests

Qualitative methods, race, sex, sexuality and gender, sport, culture, body politics and fatness, social psychology

Ashley R. Steckler

Degrees

  • BS, Behavioral Sciences- Sociology, New York Institute of Technology
  • MA, Sociology, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Email

steckler@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2020

Research and Teaching Interests

Social Psychology, Symbolic Interaction, Marriage and Family, Gender, Identity Work, Parental Identity, Medical Sociology, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods

Representative Scholarship

2016. "Finding Parenthood: Parental Identity through Assisted Reproductive Methods and the Implications for Efficacy Based and Worth Based Self-Esteem,” MA Thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Advisor

Dr. Brents

Jennifer Stevens

Degree

  • BA, Sociology [Minor in Psychology], University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • MA, Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Email

steven64@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2019

Research and Teaching Interests

Social Movements and Collective Behavior, Identity, Social Psychology, Culture, Race and Ethnicity, Inequality, Qualitative Methods

Representative Scholarship

2015. “Collective Identity and Social Movement Participation: Experiences of Tea Party Members in Las Vegas, Nevada,” MA Thesis, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Advisor

Dr. Futrell

Kimberly Tejchma-Sanford

Degrees

  • BA, History, Grand Valley State University
  • Graduate Certificate, Women’s Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Email

kimberly.tejchma-sanford@unlv.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2021

Research and Teaching Interests

Gender, sexuality and technology

Advisor

Dr. Brents

Korey Tillman

Degree

B.S., Computer Science, Syracuse University

Email

korey.tillman@unlv.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2021

Research and Teaching Interests

Mass Incarceration, homelessness, critical feminist criminology, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Advisor

TBD

Karen Marie Villa

Degree

  • B.A. Asian American Studies, UC Berkeley
  • M.A. Sociological Practice, CSU San Marcos

Email

villak13@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2024

Research and Teaching Interests

Justice Studies, Social Problems, Inequality, Marriage and Family, Race and Identity, Gender and Society

Chris Wakefield

Degree

BA, Sociology, Syracuse University

Email

wakefc1@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2020

Research and Teaching Interests

Gender, Sexuality, Deviance, Criminology, Medical Sociology, Theory, Mixed Methods

Advisor

Andrew Spivak

Hope Youngblood

Degree

BA, Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Email

youngh1@unlv.nevada.edu

Expected Graduation Date

May 2021

Research and Teaching Interests

Consumers and Consumption, Marxist Sociology, Social Psychology

Advisor

Dr. David Dickens