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The Eadington Fellowships program, sponsored by Special Collections and Archives, funds scholarly research into our collections on gaming and Las Vegas. Fellows conduct research and present a public talk during their residency. Links to podcasts of the public talks and papers of prior talks can be found in UNLV's Institutional Repository.

Application cycle for the 2024-25 Eadington Fellow residencies opens May 1. Find information on how to apply.

2022-23 Eadington Fellows

  • Ashley Allen,  Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Sustainability , State University of New York, College at Oneonta 

Residency: June 5-16, 2023

What's for Dinner? How Las Vegas' Casino Menus Have Evolved Due to Climate Change

Examining how consumer behavior and restaurant offerings within Las Vegas casinos may reflect our changing environment and be impacted by climate change

June 16, 2023 -3pm Goldield Room, Lied Library

  • Rob Csernyik, Journalist

Residency: Feburary 21-March 3, 2023

"Canada's Losing Gamble on American Style Casinos"

March 3, 2023 - 3pm Goldfield Room, Lied Library

Research for his book manuscript Tough Luck: The Failed
Quest for a Canadian Vegas

Dana Herrera and Cynthia Van Gilder from St Mary's College of California smile for camera.
Dana Herrera and Cynthia Van Gilder from St Mary's College of California were our first Eadington Fellow research team during their January 2018 residence in Special Collections and Archives.