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Meet the Faculty

Faculty and Research

School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts faculty members 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.

Faculty research interests include — but are not limited to:

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art and Art History
  • Cognitive Science
  • Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Finance
  • History
  • Language
  • Literature (American, British, Latin American, Renaissance and Spanish)
  • Management
  • Music
  • Musicology
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Prevention Sciences
  • Psychological Sciences (developmental, health and quantitative)
  • Public Health
  • Spanish Linguistics
  • Sociology
  • World Heritage
  • Writing

Interdisciplinary research allows faculty members to collaborate with researchers in UC Merced’s two other schools as well as at other universities around the world. Inter-UC collaborations are common, but faculty members have forged partnerships with researchers as far away as Italy, China, South Korea, Spain and Japan, yielding books, prestigious journal publications, awards and grants from such agencies as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. 


Last Updated: January 2018

Questions: Please contact Christine Howe.