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 Updated September 2017 | Downloadable CV

Rebecca D. Gill

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Women’s Research Institute of Nevada

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy. Box 455083
Las Vegas, NV 89154-5083Main: 702-895-4931
Desk: 702-895-1199

wrin@unlv.edu
www.unlv.edu/wrin

Department of Political Science

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy. Box 455029
Las Vegas, NV 89154-5029Desk: 702-895-2525
FAX: 702-895-1065

rebecca.gill@unlv.edu
www.rebeccagill.net

EDUCATION

  • 2008. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Ph.D. in Political Science
  • 1997-2000. University of North Texas, Denton, TX. Graduate Student in Political Science. 
    • Fields of Study: Judicial Politics, Research Methodology, Political Theory
  • 1997. James Madison College, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. B.A., Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy. 
    • Met requirements for additional B.A. in Psychology

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • 2015-present. University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV. Associate Professor of Political Science
  • 2008-2015. University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV. Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • 2006-2008. Clark University, Worcester, MA. Visiting Professor of Government
  • 2006. Western Michigan University, Lansing Campus, Lansing, MI. Visiting Instructor, Political Science
  • 2005-2006. Alma College, Alma, MI. Visiting Instructor, Political Science

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS

RESEARCH GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • National Science Foundation, Law & Social Sciences Program. “Workshop: Facilitating Empirical Studies of Judicial Behavior on Constitutional Courts from a Comparative Perspective.” Co-Principal Investigator (with Nuno Garoupa (PI) and Lydia Tiede (Co-PI)). September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018.[SES: 1744299]. $86,130.
  • National Science Foundation, Law & Social Sciences Program. “Objective Measures and Implicit Bias in Evaluating Public Officials: Supplement.  Principal Investigator.  [SES 1354544]. September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017 . $33,603.
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Faculty Opportunity Award (with David Tanenhaus, PI). “Policy Diffusion and the Puzzle of Juvenile Justice Reform.” August 2016-August 2017. $28,544.
  • National Science Foundation Methodological Training Opportunity for Politics and Genetics, Scholarship Recipient. International Workshop on Statistical Genetic Methods for Human Complex Traits. March 2016. $600.
  • Faculty Fellow, Black Mountain Institute-College of Liberal Arts Humanities Fellowship Program. University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 2015-2016.
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, College of Liberal Arts Ph.D. Student Summer Faculty Research Award (with Katherine Eugenis). Summer 2015. $3,000.
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, College of Liberal Arts Ph.D. Student Summer Faculty Research Award (with Anthony Jordan). Summer 2015 $3,000.
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, Faculty Opportunity Award (with Michael Kagan and Fatma Marouf). “Gender, Judging, and Deportation: The Immigration Appeals Database Pilot Study.” July 2015-December 2016. $29,959. 
  • National Science Foundation, Law & Social Sciences Program. “Objective Measures and Implicit Bias in Evaluating Public Officials”.  Principal Investigator.  [SES 1354544]. March 1, 2014 – August 31, 2016. $171,000.
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, College of Liberal Arts Ph.D. Student Summer Faculty Research Award (with Kenneth J. Retzl). Summer 2014 $3,000.
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, Faculty Opportunity Award, “Assessing Judicial Performance Evaluations for Race and Gender Bias,”August 2012-August 2013. $19,486. 
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, College of Liberal Arts Research Contract, College of Liberal Arts. Summer 2011. $1,500. 
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, College of Liberal Arts Research Contract, College of Liberal Arts.  Summer 2010. $1,500.
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, College of Liberal Arts Summer Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts. Summer 2009. $6,000.
  • Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Law, Australian National University. Fall 2003.

BOOKS, ARTICLES, AND CHAPTERS

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  • Gill, Rebecca D. “Female Judges, ” in Bernat, F.P. and K. Frailing (eds.), Encyclopedia of Women and Crime. Wiley-Blackwell. Forthcoming.
  • Gill, Rebecca D. “Review of Immigration Judges and U.S. Asylum Policy.” Law and Politics Book Review 26(7):138-140.
  • Gill, Rebecca D. 2015. “Courts and Court Politics,” in Shally-Jensen, M., J. Rozell, and T. G. Jelen (eds.), American Political Culture: An Encyclopedia, 249-254. ABC-CLIO. ISBN: 978-1-61069-377-6.
  • Gill, Rebecca D. and Jonathan D. Bradley. 2015. “Church-State Relations,” in Shally-Jensen, M., J. Rozell, and T. G. Jelen (eds.), American Political Culture: An Encyclopedia, 131-139. ABC-CLIO. ISBN: 978-1-61069-377-6.
  • Spill Solberg, Rorie and Rebecca D. Gill. 2014. “Editor’s Letter.” Judicature 98(1):5.
  • Gill, Rebecca D. 2014. “Political Writing,” in Martin Sommerness (ed.), Writing for Communication Channels: Essays and Exercises, 2nd ed. Pearson Publishing, forthcoming.
  • Gill, Rebecca D. 2013. “Review of Gitlow v. New York: Every Idea an Incitement, by Marc Lendler.” American Review of Politics 34:346.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Under Contract

  • Gill, Rebecca D., Andrew Henderson, and Jason Pierce. After the Judicial Revolution: How Regime Politics Constituted and Constrained the Gleeson Court. Under Contract. Ashgate. Expected submission: September 2017.

Under Review

PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Rebecca D. Gill. 2017. “Deconstructing Bias in the Retention Election Vote: An SEM Approach.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA, August 30-September 3.
  • Rebecca D. Gill. 2017. “Deconstructing Bias in the Retention Election Vote: A Multilevel Modeling Approach.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 6-9.
  • Eugenis, Kate and Rebecca D. Gill. 2017. “Competitive Advantage: Electing Women as Judges.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, January 12-14.
  • Feldman, Adam and Rebecca D. Gill. 2017. “A Gender Monopoly on Limited Time: Justice-to-Justice Interruptions During Supreme Court Oral Arguments.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, January 12-14.
  • Eugenis, Kate and Rebecca D. Gill. 2016. “All Press is Good Press: The News Media and the Incumbent Advantage in Judicial Elections.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 7-10.
  • Gill, Rebecca D., Michael Kagan, and Fatma Marouf. 2015. “Chivalry, Masculinity, and the Importance of Maleness to Judicial Decision Making.” Paper presented at the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, St. Louis, MO. October 30-31.
  • Gill, Rebecca D. 2015. “Who Judges the Judges, and How?” Featured Presentation at the UNLV Academic Achievement Gala, Innovation Division.  Las Vegas, NV. April 18.
  • Gill, Rebecca D. and Rafael Oganesyan. 2015. “The Ideal Judge: How Implicit Bias Shapes Assessment of State Judges.” Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association. Denver, CO. April 8-11.
  • Gill, Rebecca D., Michael Kagan, and Fatma Marouf. 2015. “Chivalry, Masculinity, and the Importance of Maleness to Judicial Decision Making.” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association. Las Vegas, NV. April 2-4.
  • Gill, Rebecca D. and Rafael Oganesyan. 2015. “Judicial Performance Evaluation in Utah: Preliminary Findings.” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association. Las Vegas, NV. April 2-4.
  • Pierce, Jason and Rebecca D. Gill. 2014. “Howard’s Court: Constituting and Constraining the High Court of Australia.” European Consortium of Political Research General Conference. Glasgow, UK. September 2-6.
  • Gill, Rebecca D., Fatma Marouf, and Michael Kagan. 2014 “Gendered Justice: New Empirical findings on the Impact of Gender on Immigration Appeals.” Workshop, William S. Boyd School of Law.  Las Vegas, NV. May 1.
  • Gill, Rebecca D., Fatma Marouf, and Michael Kagan. 2014. “Rough Justice.” Featured Presentation at the UNLV Academic Achievement Gala, Collaborative Research Division.  Las Vegas, NV. April 17.
  • Gill, Rebecca D. and Christian Jensen. 2014. “Vetoing Women: Coalition Politics, Gender, and European Court of Justice Nominations.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 3-6.
  • Gill, Rebecca D., Fatma Marouf, and Michael Kagan. 2014. “Gendered Justice: The Complex Relationship Between Gender-of-Judge, Gender-of-Attorney, and Gender-of-Litigant Effects in Immigration Appeals on the US Courts of Appeals.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 3-6.
  • Gill, Rebecca D. and Ted G. Jelen. 2013. “The Religion Clauses: RIP.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Gill, Rebecca D. and Kenneth J. Retzl. 2013. “The Cadillac of JPEs: Can Implicit Bias Be Mitigated by Performance Evaluation Design?” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Gill, Rebecca D. and Kenneth J. Retzl. 2013. “Implicit Gender Bias in State-Sponsored Judicial Performance Evaluations: A Preliminary Analysis of Colorado’s JPE System, 2002-2012.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Hollywood, CA.
  • Gill, Rebecca D. and Jason L. Mitchell. 2013. “The Blind Bargain: Removing the Plea Bargaining Blindfold with One Simple Reform.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Hollywood, CA.
  • Gill, Rebecca D. 2012. “Judicial Performance Evaluations as Biased and Invalid Measures: Why the ABA Guidelines are Not Good Enough.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Gill, Rebecca D. 2012. “Unconscious Bias in Judicial Performance Evaluations: Why the ABA Guidelines are Not Good Enough.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Portland, OR.
  • Gill, Rebecca D. 2012. “A Framework for Judicial Selection Research.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Gill, Rebecca D., Jason Pierce, and David Weiden. 2012. “The Gleeson Court as Counter-Reformation? Decision-Making Patterns in the High Court of Australia, 1998-2008.” Paper presented at the XII World Congress of Political Science (IPSA), Madrid, Spain.
  • Weiden, David, Rebecca D. Gill, and Jason Pierce. 2012. “Crimes and Misdemeanors: Judicial Decision Making in Criminal Cases at the High Court of Australia.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, MA.
  • Gill, Rebecca D., Jason Pierce, and David Weiden. 2011. “Empirical and Legal Trends on the High Court of Australia.” Paper presented at the Southwest Political Science Association. New Orleans, LA. March 18.
  • Wood (Gill), Rebecca D., Sylvia R. Lazos, and Mallory M. Waters. 2010. “Sacrificing Diversity for ‘Quality’: How Judicial Performance Evaluations are Failing Women & Minorities.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA, April 1-3.
  • Wood (Gill), Rebecca D. 2010. “The High Court’s Agenda: More Interesting than it First Appears.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 22-25.
  • Pierce, Jason, David Weiden, and Rebecca D. Wood (Gill). 2010. “The Changing Role of the High Court of Australia.” Paper presented at the International Political Science Association Research Committee 09 Interim Meeting, Bologna, Italy, June 22.
  • Wood (Gill), Rebecca D. 2009. “The Fading Utility of the Australian Legalist Story: Using Social Background Theory to Explain Outcomes on the High Court.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2-6.
  • Wood (Gill), Rebecca D. 2008. “Institutional considerations in Locating Norms of Consensus: A Cross-National Investigation.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 3-6.
  • Wood (Gill), Rebecca D. 2007. “A Framework for Comparative Judicial Selection Research.” Paper presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 12-15..
  • Wood (Gill), Rebecca D. 2006. “Comparing Judicial Selection Systems in Common Law Democracies: Creating a Framework for Comparison.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 20-23.
  • Songer, Donald, Ann Clark, and Rebecca D. Wood (Gill). 2003. “The Effects of Judge Gender in Appellate Courts: A Comparative Cross-National Test.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, September 30.
  • Wood (Gill), Rebecca D. 2003. “Winning a de Novo Appeal: Explaining the Success of Criminal Appellants in New South Wales.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 3-6.
  • Wood (Gill), Rebecca D. 2002. “Dimensions of Decision Making: Determining the Complexity of Politics on the High Court of Australia.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Savannah, GA, November 7-9.
  • Wood (Gill), Rebecca D. 2001. “Using the Label Wisely: A Fresh Take on Political Sophistication and Partisan Cues.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, GA, November 8.
  • Wood (Gill), Rebecca D. 2001. “Disagreement on the Australian High Court: Reconsidering the Legalist Model.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA, August 29- September 3.

INVITED PUBLIC TALKS, INTERVIEWS, AND EDITORIALS

  • 2016. “Beyond High Hopes: The Puzzle of Judicial Selection in America.” Invited speaker. League of Women Voters, Las Vegas Valley. Las Vegas, NV. October 15.
  • 2016. “Using Logic Models to Conceptualize and Plan.” Invited speaker.  UNLV Proposal Writing Institute. May 25.
  • 2016. “Filling the Information Vacuum: Judicial Performance Evaluation and Retention Elections.” Invited speaker. Department of Political Science, University of Binghamton, Binghamton, NY. May 6.
  • 2016. “Rebecca Gill Analyzes the GOP Nevada Caucus.” The Hard Line, Newsmax TV. February 23.
  • 2016. “The Justice Issue Lurking Behind the Bench.” Meghan Walsh, OZY.com. Interview. February 9.
  • 2016. “8 News Now: 4 o’Clock News.” Televised Interview. Las Vegas, NV. January 19.
  • 2016. “Diversity and the Judicial Selection Process: Ensuring a Judiciary that Reflects the People it Serves.” Invited Panelist. National Bar Association Mid-Winter Conference, Las Vegas, NV. January 14.
  • 2015. “Faint Praise: Gender and the CHoice of Positive Adjectives in Performance Appraisals.” UNLV Sociology Brownbag Series, October 22.
  • 2015. “UNLV Research Files.” Episode 301. UNLV TV. Television interview.
  • 2015. “Talk Talk: Empirical and Methodological Insights from Interviewing Judges.” Roundtable Speaker. Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA. September 1-5.
  • 2015. “A Stay on Deportations.” The Washington Post. August 2. (with Fatma Marouf and Michael Kagan).
  • 2015. “Diversity in the Judiciary.” Invited panelist. Legal Inclusiveness and Diversity Summit. Center for Legal Inclusiveness. Denver, CO. May 4.
  • 2014. “Justice at Risk: Research Opportunities and Policy Alternatives Regarding State Judicial Selection.” Invited conference participant. Conference co-sponsored by Vanderbilt Law School, the American Judicature Society, and the American Constitution Society. Nashville, TN. March 20-21.
  • 2014. “Implicit Bias and Judging Judges.” Invited presentation to the Howard D. McKibben American Inn of Court. Las Vegas, NV. March 11.
  • 2014. “How Gay Marriage May Get Decided.” Interview on KNPR’s State of Nevada. January 30.
  • 2014. “‘Judging the Judges’ Tilts Against Women.” Author of op-ed in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. January 13.
  • 2011. “UNLV Faculty on Budget Cuts.” Invited roundtable participant on KNPR’s State of Nevada. March 3.
  • 2010. “A Matter of Fairness: Survey reveals unconscious bias against female judges.” Coauthor of 0p-ed in the Las Vegas Review-Journal (with Sylvia R. Lazos). May 16.
  • 2010. “Judging the Judges 2010: Survey raises questions about women on the bench.” Doug McMurdo, Las Vegas Review-Journal. Interview. May 5.
  • 2010. “How should we evaluate our judges for the voters at election time?” Thomas Mitchell, Las Vegas Review-Journal. Interview. Feburary 23.
  • 2010. “Gender and Race Bias in the Proposed Judicial Performance Evaluations.” Guest Speaker and Report Coauthor (with Sylvia R. Lazos), Nevada Supreme Court Article VI Subcommittee on Judicial Performance Evaluations. Las Vegas, NV. February 10
  • 2009. “Reflections in Response to the Nevada Judicial Evaluation Pilot Project.” Guest Speaker and Report Coauthor (with Sylvia R. Lazos), Nevada Supreme Court Article VI Subcommittee on Judicial Performance Evaluations. Las Vegas, NV. December 18.
  • 2009. “College professors get in students’ Facebooks.” Richard Lake, Las Vegas Review-Journal. Interview. November 2.
  • 2009. “Strategies for online collaboration using wikis and folksonomies.” UNLV’s Teaching and Learning Center. Invited presentation. July 28.
  • 2009. “The Rapidly Changing Southwest.” Invited roundtable participant on KNPR’s State of Nevada. June 30.
  • 2009. “Innovative uses of technology in education.” UNLV’s Teaching and Learning Center. Invited presentation. April 23.
  • 2009. “California Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage.” Invited roundtable participant on KNPR’s State of Nevada. May 29.
  • 2008. “Calif. troubles spread nationwide.” Shane Collins, The Rebel Yell. Interview. November 17.
  • 2008. “Are voters prepared to judge the judges?” News 3 (KVBC). Interview. October 29.
  • 2008. “Pre-Election Forum.” Invited Roundtable Participant. UNLV Department of Political Science. October 27.
  • 2008. “Conservatives and the Constitution.” Gosha Tomasik, The Rebel Yell. Interview. September 22.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Programming Languages and Software Packages

  • \textsf{R}  & RStudio
  • Stata
  • EViews
  • SAS
  • RATS
  • SPSS
  • OpenMx
  • SQL
  • \LaTeX
  • Markdown
  • html
  • Python