Shekinah Hoffman


M.A. Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2018
B.S. Communications, Colorado State University System, 2015


Gender, Work and Organizations, Sexual Harassment, Workplace Discrimination, Labor Market Inequality, Casino Gaming, Hospitality, Qualitative Methods

Research Interests

My longitudinal, qualitative dissertation investigates the employment changes and career shifts of women in professional occupations during the COVID-19 era. My research focuses on how workplace discrimination may influence women’s decisions to leave their managerial roles or shift careers. It explores women’s employment departures, job changes, and career shifts during COVID-19, examining the decision-making processes behind their work transitions, and how experiences with workplace discrimination may have impacted their employment decisions.


Hoffman, Shekinah. 2023. “The Impact of Sexual Harassment on Women’s Health and Well-Being: A Case for Studying the Casino Gaming Industry.” Sociology Compass, e13163.

Kmec, Julie, Lindsey O’Connor, and Shekinah Hoffman. 2022. “Beliefs about Gender and Meritocracy and the Evaluation of Sexual Harassment in a University Research Setting.” Pp. 289-329 in Diversity & Discrimination in Research Organizations, edited by Clemens Striebing, Jörg Müller, and Martina Schraudner. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing. 

Hoffman, Shekinah and Itzel Alanis. 2021. “COVID-19 and its Implications for Women in Gaming: Moving Towards Regulation, Policies and Culture Changes in the United States.” UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal 24(2):11-20.

Repetti, Toni and Shekinah L. Hoffman. 2020. “Where Women Stand in Tribal Vs. Non-Tribal Gaming Leadership.” UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal 24(1):3.

Repetti, Toni and Shekinah L. Hoffman. 2018. “Glass Ceilings & Leaky Pipelines: Gender Disparity in the Casino Industry.” UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal 22(1):3.