Research Areas

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Working Groups and Initiatives

  • Asia and Asian Diaspora/Global Asia
  • Mesoamerican Studies
  • Pre-modern Studies
  • Women, Gender and Sexulaity Studies
  • Digital Heritage
  • Community Engaged Scholarship

Students may pursue these or additional interdisciplinary research themes based on personal interest and faculty expertise.


Faculty Disciplinary Areas

Disciplinary area includes: 

  • Sociocultural & Anthropological Archaeology
  • Biological Anthropology

Faculty:

Mark Aldenderfer

Robin DeLugan

Kathleen Hull

Anneeth Kaur Hundle

Holley Moyes

Linda-Anne Rebhun

Christina Torres-Rouff

 

 

This research area seeks to understand the ways society is culturally and institutionally constituted by ideas of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and nation and provides an innovative, multidisciplinary paradigm that employs global (Western and non-Western), relational, and intersectional methods for producing knowledge about power and inequality, including systems of knowledge that have emerged from racialized and indigenous communities. In using race, ethnicity, and indigeneity as ideological frameworks, CRES aims to scrutinize cultures of power and domination as well as highlight and imagine struggles for liberation and self-determination.

 

Faculty:

Kit Myers

Ma Vang

Associated Faculty:

Arturo Arias

Kevin Dawson

Nigel Hatton

Anneeth Kaur Hundle

Ignacio López-Calvo

Dalia Magaña

Sean Malloy

Mario Sifuentez

David Torres Rouff

Affiliated Faculty:

Robin DeLugan

Humberto Garcia

Aditi Chandra

Shipu Wang

 

 

 
Disciplinary Area includes:
  • Literature and Cultures
  • World, National, and Transnational Literature
  • Performance and Drama

 

Faculty: 

Katherine Steele Brokaw

Gregg Camfield

Humberto Garcia

 
 
 
 

Disciplinary Area includes:
 
  • Art History/Visual Studies
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Museum Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • Sound Studies

Faculty:

Lorena Alvarado

Jayson Beaster-Jones

Aditi Chandra

Maria Deprano

David Kaminsky

Yehuda Sharim

Patricia Vergara

Shipu Wang


Disciplinary Area includes:
  • United States
  • Early Modern Britain and the Atlantic World
  • Kenya and Nigeria
  • Middle East/Islamic World
  • food, race, gender, slavery, ethnicity and colonialism

Faculty:

Susan D. Amussen

Kevin Dawson

Sean Malloy

Sholeh Quinn

Muey Saeturn

Mario Sifuentez

David Torres Rouff


 
 
  • Heritage and Second Language Aquisition
  • Socio-Linguistics
 
Faculty:

Virginia Adan-Lifante

Dalia Magaña

 

 
Disciplinary Area includes: 
 
  • Latina/o literature and culture
  • Spanish-language literatures and culture
  • Chicana/o literature and culture

 

Faculty:
 

Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez

Cristián Ricci

Jill Robbins (currently Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts)


Disciplinary Area includes: 
 
  • Heritage Studies
  • Digital Heritage
  • Mapping and GIS
 
Faculty:
 
 
Disciplinary Area includes: 
 
  • Creative Writing
  • Rhetoric
  • Composition
  • Multilinguilism
 
 Faculty:
 
 

 

 

 

 

Graduate Division

Graduate Admissions:
Phone: (209) 228-4723
 
Graduate Funding:
Phone: (209) 228-4622
 
General Inquiries:
Phone: (209) 228-4723
Fax: (209) 228-6906
 
Mailing Address:
University of California, Merced
ATTN: Graduate Division
5200 N. Lake Road, SSB 310
Merced, CA 95343

 

Graduate Group

Graduate Group Chair: Kevin Dawson
(209) 228-4173
 
Graduate Group Chair: 
(209) 228-4032
 
Graduate Group Coordinator: Monica 
Phone: (209) 228-4105
 

Additional Resources

Graduate Resource Center
Graduate Peer Mentor Program
Writing Services
Grad Student Association
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