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Department of Sociology Graduate Students

Shekinah Hoffman


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


Gender, Labor Market Inequality, Work and Organizations, Casino Gaming, Hospitality

Research Interests

My research focuses on the gender leadership gap in the casino gaming industry. I take a mixed methods approach to understanding how and why a gap persists.


Hoffman, Shekinah and Itzel Alanis. 2020. “COVID-19 & Its Implications For Women In Gaming: Moving Towards Regulation, Policies & Culture Changes in the United States.” UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal 24(2).

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.