The Gender, Race, and Identity Department at the University of Nevada, Reno Adds Three Minor Degree Programs

The Gender, Race, and Identity program at the University of Nevada, Reno transitioned to department status earlier this semester. The department offers a bachelor’s degree program in gender, race, and identity with minors in ethnic studies, religious studies, women’s studies, and Holocaust, genocide, and peace studies. The department also offers master’s degree and graduate certificate programs in gender, race, and identity.

Now the department has announced that is offering three new minor degree programs. The new minors are in indigenous studies, Latinx studies, and social justice. The indigenous studies minor focuses on cultures, knowledges, histories, and experiences of indigenous people in the Americas and around the world. The Latinx studies minor focuses on the diverse cultural and historical contributions of Latinx communities in the United States and transnationally. The social justice minor is offered in collaboration with the School for Social Research and Justice Studies. This minor is designed to increase students’ knowledge of social movements, activism, and community organizing.

“These programs reflect GRI’s commitment to social justice, innovative curriculum, and publicly engaged critical scholarship,” notes Deborah Boehm, professor and chair of the department. Dr. Boehm, who also serves as a professor of anthropology at the university, is the author of Intimate Migrations: Gender, Family, and Illegality Among Transnational Mexicans (New York University Press, 2012) and Returned: Going and Coming in an Age of Deportation (University of California Press, 2016). Dr. Boehm holds a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico.

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