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Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Group (IHGG)

The Ph.D. program in Interdisciplinary Humanities is an innovative comparative humanistic program applying analytical and theoretical approaches to the study of societies and cultures in relation to power and difference through social practices and cultural expressions across time and space.

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The Upper Mustang region of Nepal.
June 12, 2024

In a new study, an international team of researchers — including UC Merced Distinguished Professor Emeritus Mark Aldenderfer — reconstructed the evolutionary history and global spread of malaria over...

UC Merced faculty and graduate students collaborate with the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation to record rock art sites in Mariposa County.
June 6, 2024

Humanities education has been under fire on college campuses over the past decade. “There’s a lot of concern nationally about graduate education in the humanities. We’re producing plenty of Ph.D.s...

UC Merced Professor Ma Vang and print of painting that is on the cover of her book
May 21, 2024

Exploring sources of historical narratives can take you to places where walls seem to move and truth feels fluid and interchangeable. Ma Vang’s research has focused on how people narrate their...