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Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Race, and Identity

In the Gender, Race, and Identity major, you can choose any one of the following options:

  • Gender, Race, and Identity, B.A.
  • Gender, Race, and Identity (Ethnic Studies Specialization), B.A.
  • Gender, Race, and Identity (Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Specialization), B.A.

Minors

  • Black Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Holocaust, Genocide, and Peace Studies
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Latinx Studies
  • LGBTQ Studies
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Justice
  • Women's Studies

Masters of Arts in Gender, Race, and Identity

Graduate Certificate in Gender, Race, and Identity

Donate to GRI

We encourage you to consider a gift to the Mary White Stewart Memorial Scholarship, established to honor the legacy of Dr. Mary White Stewart (1945-2021), a scholar, mentor and advocate who played an instrumental role in the founding of our department. The scholarship in her name will provide financial support to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in GRI or sociology. Please consider making a one time or monthly gift to continue Dr. Stewart’s impact.

You may also consider a charitable gift to GRI through a general donation to support students, faculty research and public programming in the Department of Gender, Race, and Identity. We thank you for your support!

Upcoming courses

GRI Summer 2022 Undergraduate Courses

Please review the course catalog for accuracy. To view class times and sections, visit MyNevada.

GRI Summer Undergraduate Courses
Course Number Course Name Professor
GRI 257 Social Movements of Gender, Race, and Identity (First session 6/6-7/8/22) Gayles
WMST 101 Introduction to Women's Studies (Second session 7/11-8/12/22) Purdy

GRI Fall 2022 Undergraduate Courses

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GRI Fall Undergraduate Courses
Course Number Course Name Professor
ETS 251 Theories of Race and Ethnicity Etienne
ETS 280 Native American Identities and Culture Harry
ETS 280 Native American Identities and Culture (online) Oros
ETS 307 Topics Race Racism - Race and Law Bogale
ETS 307 Topics Race Racism - Indigenous Peoples and Biocolonialism Harry
GRI 103 Intersectional Analysis of Identity Jackson
GRI 103 Intersectional Analysis of Identity TBA
GRI 201 Contemporary Diversity TBA
GRI 213 Asian Americans in the US Oda
GRI 345 US Writers of Color Escobar
GRI 379 Ethnic and Race Relations Etienne
GRI 422 Music of the African Diaspora Meadows
GRI 451 Senior Thesis I N/A
GRI 452 Senior Thesis II N/A
GRI 493 Queer History and Theory TBA
GRI 498 GRI Internship N/A
GRI 499 GRI Independent Study N/A
HGPS 201 Concepts in Holocaust and Genocide Irujo
HGPS 421 Concepts Peace & Nonviolence Jackson
RST 101 Introduction to Religion Jackson
RST 101 Introduction to Religion (online) Absher
WMST 101 Introduction to Women's Studies Purdy
WMST 250 Introduction to Feminist Theory Purdy
WMST 300 Genders, Cultures, and Identity (online) Purdy
WMST 353 Identity Politics in the United States (online) Ring
WMST 378 Basque Transnationalism in the United States Irujo
WMST 427A Women and Literature Harvey
WMST 453 Gender & Society Gruys
WMST 462 Basque Gender Studies Ariznabarreta
WMST 453/610 Gender and Society / Topics in Gender and Culture Gruys

GRI Fall 2022 Graduate Seminars

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GRI Fall Graduate Courses
Course Number Course Title Professor
GRI 730 Theories of Oppression Gayles

GRI Fall 2022 Graduate Electives

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GRI Graduate Electives
Course Number Course Title Professor
ANTH/BASQ 614 Basque Culture Ott
ANTH 639 Seminar in Cultural Anthropology Narayanan
ANTH 654 Anthropology Saves the World! Rogozen-Soltar
ANTH 703 Graduate Seminar in Cultural Anthropology Forline
EL 702 Equity and Administration Lash
EL 756 Diversity in Higher Education Alcantar
ENG 635 Global Cinema Morse
ENG 645A The Victorian Period Hill
ENG 686A Studies in Postcolonial Literature and Theory Anam
GEOG 676 Latin America Berry
HIST 677 Culture & Society in Modern Africa Tshimanga-Kashama
HIST 679 Race and Ethnicity in American History Dorman
HIST 781 Historiography: the Americas Keller
JOUR 604 Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Surveillance Society Pain
JOUR 681 Race, Gender, and Media Running Wolf
MUS 632 Jazz Cultures Benjamin
PSC 605H International Human Rights Ostergard
PSC 607F Political Systems of China Pu
PSC 607Q Political Violence Blume
PSC 607X Suicide Terrorism Martin
PSC 731 Seminar in International Relations Pu
SOC 653 Gender and Society Gruys
SOC 705 Seminar in Social Theory Bok
SPAN 792 Special Topics in Latin American Literature Villalobos

GRI Research

The Great Vanishing Act book jacket

Dr. Debra Harry, "Decolonizing Colonial Constructions of Indigenous Identity: A Conversation Between Debra Harry and Leonie Pihama"

The Great Vanishing Act

Applied Research book jacket

Dr. Lydia Huerta, "Queering communication studies: a Journal of Applied Communication Research forum"

Journal of Applied Communication Research

Returned book jacket

Dr. Deborah Boehm, Returned: Going and Coming in an Age of Deportation

Returned

Lavender and Red book jacket

Dr. Emily Hobson, Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left

Lavender and Red

Latin American Perspectives book jacket

Dr. Guadalupe Escobar "Testimonio at 50"

Latin American Perspectives

Black Social Economy book jacket

Dr. Prisca Gayles, “The Social Economy of Africans and African Descendants in Buenos Aires”

The Black Social Economy in the Americas

Ethnic and Racial Studies book jacket

Dr. Vadricka Etienne, "Rather be known as Haitian: identity construction of the ethnically-identified second generation"

Ethnic and Racial Studies

Welcome to our new faculty

Vadricka Etienne

Dr. Vadricka Etienne

Prisca Gayles

Dr. Prisca Gayles