Nerses Kopalyan's research while affiliated with University of Nevada, Las Vegas and other places

Publications (8)

“Latinos in Nevada: A Political, Economic, and Social Profile provides a political, economic, and demographic profile of contemporary Latinos in Nevada. Adopting an interdisciplinary perspective, the authors examine Latino history, growth, and trends in employment, education, and health, and analyze the dynamics of political participation and civic...
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Are courtesans born or are they made? Are there specific characteristics unique to a woman capable and willing to utilize sexuality for political power? Sex, Power and Politics tackles these questions by probing into the lives of women who redefined history and gender roles, attaining and wielding political power.


... The first Spanish-speaking inhabitants of Las Vegas were of Mexican origin and can be traced back to the late 1800s with the rising mining and ranching industries during the end of the Mexican American War (Miranda, 2005;Tuman et al., 2021). By the beginning of the twentieth century, a series of migration waves began to surge starting with the Porfiriato era of the Mexican Revolution; followed by the Bracero Program during World War II; and after the passing of the Immigration and Nationality Act from 1965, which increased the number of visas distributed to foreigners (Miranda, 2005). ...
... The subject of this study, the femme fatale, is defined as "an attractive and seductive woman, especially one who will ultimately cause distress to a man who becomes involved with her" (OED). Howard and Kopalyan (2016) and Simkin (2014) include sexual attractiveness that is used to exercise power over men, while Allen (1984) adds eroticism and exoticism, as well as self-determinedness and independence, as characteristics of the femme fatale. The femme fatale is often called a seductress, temptress, sorceress, and is compared to such biblical personae as Eve, Lilith, Salome, Delilah, Judith, and Jezebel, and mythological figures such as Medea, Medusa, Circe, and Clytemnestra (Luczynska-Holdys 2013) ( Figure 2). ...