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Formerly known as World Cultures Graduate Group
UC Merced Professor Arias Wins Guggenheim Fellowship
Arturo Arias, a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation professor in the Humanities at UC Merced, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for his ground-breaking study of...
International Latino Book Award Finalist
Congratulations to Ignacio López-Calvo and Victor Valle, editors of Latinx Writing Los Angeles! Their book is a finalist in the Best Nonfiction – Multi-Author category in the International...
BLM Shifting Paradigms
Paralympian, Jamal Hill, recently discussed Dr. Kevin Dawson’s book, Undercurrents of Power Aquatic Culture in the African Diaspora, on Instagram. The professional Black swimmer’s...
Professor’s Documentary Film about Refugee Family Honored at Vienna International Festival
“Songs that Never End,” Professor Yehuda Sharim’s intimate film about a family transitioning from Iran to life in Texas, is a finalist contender in the International Documentary...
Helping to See What is No Longer There
Imagine if technology like the Wide-Area Visualization Environment/WAVE Lab (a 20-screen, 4K, 3-D, half-pipe-shaped monitor installed in 2016 at the University of California Merced) was accessible in...

Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Group (IHGG)

Interdisciplinary Humanities (formerly World Cultures) is an innovative M.A. and Ph.D. program that incorporates anthropology, the arts, history, and language and literature. An Interdisciplinary Humanities education may include disciplinary specialization along with training in concepts that enrich all cultural research. The program exposes students to many humanities professions and trains students to engage the public.

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IHGG Magazine

IHGG Magazine Fall 2019

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Center for the Humanities

The Center for the Humanities is the focus for humanities scholarship and presentation throughout UC Merced and its community. It organizes and sponsors workshops, seminars, talks, events, exhibits and working groups that are open to IHGG student participation. The center also offers fellowships and research assistantships.

Career Outcomes

IHGG welcomes students planning careers both inside and outside academia. Our alumni are university professors, researchers, teachers, librarians and government employees. Our graduates are specialists qualified for academic positions in core disciplines and border-crossing programs who know how to communicate with both experts and the public.