The Women's Research Institute of Nevada aims to foster the social and economic development of Nevadans through the collection, preservation, and analysis of information on women in the state. The public dissemination of Institute research, within Nevada and across the nation, facilitates faculty research, builds leadership skills, and generates visibility for the University.
Principal StaffJoanne Goodwin, Ph.D., Director
Ph. (702) 895-1026
Kelly Lewis, Administrative Assistant IV
Ph. (702) 895-4931
Angela Moor, Oral History Projects, MA, UNLV, History
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Summer Burke, Educational Outreach
Ph. (702) 895-2902
Areas of Expertise:Women in History , Women's Movements , Women's, Gender & Feminist Studies , Economic Development & Security 
Projects & Campaigns
The Las Vegas Women Oral History Project (LVWOHP) evolved from a collaboration to build a collection of sources on women’s lives in Las Vegas. At the time it began (circa 1994), a critical shortage of information on women’s lives existed in traditional repositories and few oral history projects collected the narratives of women. By 2009, other efforts had taken hold to include women in southern Nevada’s history.
Founded in 1994 as a means to preserve the text and photographic documentation detailing women's activities in the development of Nevada, the Nevada Women's Archives  currently houses more than 250 collections and is located within the Special Collections Department of the Lied Library at UNLV.
Since 2002, the Women's Research Institute of Nevada has been a member of a statewide project team collecting and studying data from approximately 150 indicators of women's health, education, social welfare, and employment in the state.
Reports & Resources
The Status of Women in Nevada . 2004. Since 2002, the Women's Research Institute of Nevada has been a member of a statewide project team collecting and studying data from approximately 150 indicators of women's health, education, social welfare, and employment in the state. Published in November 2004, the Status of Women in Nevada Report makes this critical information on the well being of Nevada's citizens available for our legislators, educators, and general public.
Opportunities, Grants & Fellowships
Internships . For-credit internships are available at our institute. WRIN coordinates with the undergraduate's particular department to allow students to work at our institute on any of a variety of our programs or projects with credits applicable toward the student's major or minor.
Graduate Assistanship Positions . Graduate assistantship positions are available on a competitive basis to students admitted to any College of Liberal Arts graduate degree program.
New Leadership Nevada . The NEW Leadership Development Network builds and supports women's civic leadership and education at colleges and universities across the United States. It consists of a 6-day residential program that brings together 25-30 college students from across the state to learn about women's leadership and civic participation from accomplished women leaders.