GRI news

The Department of Gender, Race, and Identity has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Sustaining Public Engagement Grant for their project Community-based Knowledges and Visions for Racial, Health, and Climate Justice. The co-PI’s are Prisca Gayles (GRI and Sociology) and Lydia Huerta (GRI and Communication Studies. UNR is one of 24 grantees of this award this year.

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GRI University news

Art by University student Ricardo Rubalcaba Paredes, titled “Familia Elegida (Belonging),” 2023 depicting three students lying on the ground smiling.
Visions of Change: A Community Kickback

Students from the Gender, Race and Identity colloquium class organize last event of 2022-23 series

Head shot of Jelena Subotic.
Religious Studies Committee presents Jelena Subotic for Kutten lecture

Departments of Political Science and Gender, Race and Identity collaborate to host guest speaker, Jelena Subotic

Digital illustration of a girl looking at a butterfly by Jahi titled "Elise la Lombriz," 2021.
Decolonizing the outdoors

Department of Gender, Race and Identity hosts events featuring Indigenous experts

"Stop Dancing for the White Man" painting by Jahi of a man with a city and upside down flag behind him.
The Pandemic – Where are we now?

Department of Gender, Race and Identity hosts events addressing the long-term impacts of COVID-19

Headshot of Prisca Gayles.
Prisca Gayles receives National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

Gayles ethnographic research on Argentina’s Black social movement has been made possible in part by a major grant from the NEH

Artwork by Niño Santo titled, "Addiction," with a woman meditating surrounded by symbols of addiction.
What is health justice?

Department of Gender, Race and Identity addresses health justice as part of yearlong series

Watercolor painting by James Gayles of a boy looking up at a blue ancestral man.
Indigenous futures in the era of climate displacement

Department of Gender, Race and Identity addresses Indigenous knowledge for climate justice with upcoming talk

Watercolor painting of a lady with vegetables for eyes.
GRI kicks off yearlong series focused on racial, health and climate justice

Department of Gender, Race and Identity addresses food security and racial justice with September events

Photo of the Thompson Building, where the Gender, Race & Identity department is located.
LGBTQ studies minor added to University of Nevada, Reno curriculum

Gender, Race & Identity Department Chair Dr. Emily Hobson discusses the department’s recent expansion

Group of award winners stand on stage during ceremony while holding up awards
College of Liberal Arts celebrates extraordinary achievements

The College of Liberal Arts recognized deserving individuals at annual awards ceremony

A black and white photo of the former Women's Resource Center with artistic white lines on the right and left of the image
University Women’s Resource Center: a history of support, closure and failed reinstatement

Indigo Hinojos' bachelor's thesis exhibit on the WRC's history will be April 5 at 11 a.m. in the Joe Crowley Student Union, room 402

Cherry blossoms blooming outside of the Thompson Building
Indigenous feminist speakers brought to the University of Nevada, Reno’s campus

Guest speakers are made possible through Nevada Humanities grants in an effort to promote decolonial change through local empowerment thanks to Lydia Huerta and Debra Harry

Two individuals speak on stage in front of podium during event
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Symposium saw significant turn-out

NAGPRA Symposium at the University of Nevada, Reno paved the way for future repatriation efforts

Morrill Hall
Fall 2021 Foundation Outstanding Letter of Appointment Instructional Faculty Awards

Award recipients are recognized for their outstanding instruction and for creating positive learning environments

Mary White Stewart with students
Mary White Stewart Memorial Scholarship an effort to ensure the legacy of an extraordinary faculty member

Throughout her three-decade-long career, sociology professor Mary White Stewart made a profound difference

A rack of clothing set up outside
Gender Affirming Closet to help Wolf Pack express identity

Donations are being accepted through the end of February in anticipation of the first pop-up event March 2

Sweet Honey In The Rock group sits and stands inside building for photo
College of Liberal Arts scores four Nevada Humanities Grants

Four College of Liberal Arts entities received funding for 2022 major projects

Matt Little
Graduate student in Gender, Race, and Identity helps create a more inclusive campus

Matt Little builds upon the Bonner Leadership Program to be more supportive of marginalized communities

Debbie Boehm
College of Liberal Arts faculty member among the ranks of Andrew Carnegie Fellows

Chair and Professor of the Department of Gender, Race, and Identity and Professor of Anthropology, Deborah Boehm to further studies on immigration

Mary White-Stewart
Mary White Stewart: A University career that changed lives for the better

An influential campus voice, groundbreaking professor and a founder of GRI, passes away

African-American woman holds a child, both wearing face coverings, at the George Floyd protests June 2, 2020, Charlotte, NC. Image courtesy of
University Libraries, The Center partner to celebrate Black History Month

Virtual Trivia Night, Feb. 11, and virtual documentary film screening of “The Last Angel of History,” Feb. 12. All students welcome to participate.

The Thompson building at the University of Nevada, Reno
The Department of Gender, Race, and Identity introduces three new minors

The newly formed department offers a large variety of minors for students

Morrill Hall on the quad during summer
Another cohort of liberal arts faculty and staff join the University

The College of Liberal Arts hired 28 new faculty and staff members in the last year

The panel of women pictured left to right: Erin Stiles, Rabbi Sara Zober, Terri Domitrovich, Dina A. Elshabrawy, Reverend Shelley Fisher, Patricia Meidell
'Breaking The Stained-Glass Ceiling' event explored gender, leadership and faith

Panel sponsored by Temple Sinai Reno, College of Liberal Arts and others

"Women’s leadership options in religious organizations and spiritual communities have often been limited due to doctrine, tradition, practice and bias.”

Diverse panel to discuss women’s leadership in religious and spiritual life

'Breaking The Stained-Glass Ceiling' event to explore gender, leadership and faith

We the People document, American flag and quill pen
Nevada Humanities presents ‘The Constitution: What it Means to Me’ salon in Reno

University faculty moderate, provide expertise at free MidTown event

"How do we respect one another when we have a conversation across religious and philosophical divides?"

Beyond toleration: Having difficult conversations in the age of social media

College of Liberal Arts' Engaging the Power of Diversity series tackles religious divides

Woman with dark hair, a black sweater, and glasses hiding her face behind her hand
How does appearance affect our success?

Assistant Professor of Sociology Kjerstin Gruys discusses how physical appearance can impact success levels throughout life

Jenna Weiner wearing headset at TEDx talk
How TEDx became the 'best short talk of my life' for graduate student Jenna Weiner

Grad student recounts prepping for, fretting over, and ultimately delivering a memorable 'TED' talk

Katherine Fusco
English professor's essay named best PMLA article of the year

Associate Professor Katherine Fusco awarded outstanding article by the Modern Language Association for her publication of "Sexing Farina: Our Gang's Episodes of Racial Childhood"

A group of people in a classroom holding up small American flags
What is deportation?

Professor Deborah Boehm explains the process of deportation, including the different forms it can take in the United States.

Debra Harry
New faculty member meeting the needs of Indigenous students

The College of Liberal Arts hired a full-time lecturer to teach native courses and help create an Indigenous studies program

Students study with each other.
University adds 13 new academic programs

New programs range from a minor in graphic design to a B.S. in biotechnology

Jamie Palmer, James Albrecht, Guadalupe Escobar, Aaron Hill, Nasia Anam, Tyler Brownlow-Calkin
New Colleagues Join the College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts hires 26 new faculty members for the fall semester

Maria Hinojosa poses for photograph outside
Award-winning news anchor Maria Hinojosa on campus April 10

Topics of free, evening talk to include immigration, politics, Latinos in the media and more

Campus aerial shot looking south from Lawlor Events Center
'Strength through Diversity' event highlights diversity and inclusion work

Highlighted: Upcoming campus climate survey, GRI initiatives, Diversity Plan and more

Bárbara Colio posed for a portrait
Famed Mexican playwright to visit University and Reno September 28 & 29

Bárbara Colio presents two plays during visit: one in English, one in Spanish, both free and open to the public

Professor Carolyn White poses for a photo with her bike on the Playa at Burning Man
University Libraries partners with Nevada Museum of Art for Fall 2017 Burning Inquiry program

Professors Deborah Boehm and Carolyn White to discuss Burning Man-related academic research

Scenic of the University Manzanita Lake
Faculty-generated website reaches more than 500 signatures denouncing racism

"unrfacultyagainstracism" affirms to students a "welcoming learning environment for all"

Pride parade marchers
Pride Parade: 'We mobilize, we build alliances, we educate'

Saturday's Pride Parade in downtown Reno to feature strong University contingent

Deborah A. Boehm smiling for her photo shoot
University professor authors award-winning immigration and deportation book

'Returned,' by Deborah A. Boehm, joins dozens of other books in the 'California Series in Public Anthropology'

Sarah Cowie
2016 continues on award-winning trajectory for Cowie

For the second time this year, Assistant Professor of Anthropology Sarah Cowie earns prestigious national honor

Gay rodeo artifacts
Exhibit on rodeo highlights larger archival effort to capture northern Nevada's gay history

Archival effort in northern Nevada to gather the artifacts, recall places that were key to movement's history

Alphie holding a Pride flag
University community comes together for Northern Nevada Pride Parade

Students, faculty, to join in during Saturday's Northern Nevada Pride celebration

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A ‘one-day’ wish is closer than she ever imagined

Regents Undergraduate Scholar Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez has led an accomplished four years at the University from day one; credits mentorship by award-winning Emma Sepulveda, hard work and never quitting on her dreams

University professor releases book on powerful impact of women’s movement

Personal experiences and family reflections included in ‘Portraits of Change;’ March celebrates Women’s History Month recognizing impactful women

The blackboard catalysts

‘Gender and Society’ online capstone course earns international recognition.

University seeks to enhance diversity

Supreme Court Justice: Study now for success later

‘No Talent Show’ features campus’ talent-less