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Our faculty are teachers, but they are also researchers who are dedicated to the advancement and sharing of knowledge within their fields and around the world. Research takes place on and around campus, in the nearby Sierra Nevada, including Yosemite National Park, throughout the San Joaquin Valley, around the state and across the globe in such places as Belize, Turkey, Tibet and Cuba.

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November 18, 2020
Martin Hagger ranked in the top 1% of highly cited researchers over the past year according to the Web of Science.
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Assistant Professor of Political Science

Andrew Shaver is an assistant professor in political science and the founding director of the Political Violence Lab. His research focuses broadly on contemporary sub-state conflict. His most recent research explores dynamics of... Click Here to Read More

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Arts UC Merced Presents is a performance series open to UC Merced students, faculty and staff as well as the community of Merced featuring quality professional artists in range of programming that fulfills its mission to not only entertain but also educate and enrich.