Department Chair

Beverly Yuen Thompson

Beverly Yuen Thompson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Rosetti Hall 322
Phone: 702-577-7666

Link to CV


2006 Ph.D. Sociology, New School for Social Research 
New York City

2003 MA Sociology, New School for Social Research
New York City

1999 MA Women's Studies, San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

1997 BA Government, Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA

Courses Taught: 

Sociological Perspectives, Sociology of the Family, Deviant Behavior, Analyzing Reality Television, Sociology of Documentary Film, Embodiment and Society, Qualitative Research Methods.

Research Interests: 

I am a visual sociologist, combining ethnography and documentary filmmaking. My most recent feature documentary, Covered, explores the world of heavily tattooed women and female tattoo artists. I am currently working on a book, Covered Women, which explores the social world of heavily tattooed women. My interests lie in subcultures: social activists, artistic, and identity based.