Visiting Scholars' Program brings to UNLV researchers for an extended period of time, ranging from a month to a year. The program gives a visiting scholar a chance to conduct research on the issues relevant to the center's mission and to enrich the experience of the UNLV and Southern Nevada community. It is the visiting scholar's responsibility to locate the funding sources and make arrangements for the trip. CDC provides visiting scholars with office space, insures access to the UNLV library, arranges speaking engagements, and helps locate temporary housing. For further information, please contact Ted Jelen, program coordinator for visitng scholars.

Dr. Viktoriya Sukovata, professor of Kharkiv  National Karazin University, Ukraine, will be a visiting scholar at the UNLV Department of Sociology.  She authored a monograph “Face of Other. Body of “Other” in Cultural Anthropology” (2009) and over 120 articles in the area of gender and queer studies, visual arts, and cultural sociology.  At Kharkiv National University she teaches courses in Cultural Studies, Ukrainian Culture, Ethics, and Aesthetics. Currently she is Fulbright visiting scholar at California University at Berkeley.  For further inquiries please call 895-0259.

Dr. Erkki Kilpinen, visiting scholar at the Center for Democratic Culture, will conduct a colloquium on “Pragmatist Theory of Action.”  Presentation will take place on Tuesday, April 15, 4:00 p.m., at the Sociology Department conference room, CDC-B-225B.  Dr. Kilpinen teaches philosophy at the University of Helsinki.  One of the leading European experts on American philosophy, Dr. Kilpinen published extensively about Charles Peirce, William James, George H. Mead and the relevance of their ideas for contemporary social thought.  Members of the UNLV community are cordially invited to attend.  For further inquiries please call 895-0259.