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Building Research Partnerships in the San Joaquin Valley: Community-Engaged Research and Graduate Mentorship in the Interdisciplinary Humanities

"Building Research Partnerships in the San Joaquin Valley: Community-Engaged Research and Graduate Mentorship in the Interdisciplinary Humanities" is designed to foster humanities research by community organizations in collaboration with university scholars, and to develop new models for graduate education and mentorship. By bringing academic and non-academic researchers together around questions of shared interest in the public sphere, our project illustrates how humanities research beyond the academy can affect the local, regional, and national dialogues on key issues.

A supplemental grant allowed 5 graduate students to continue their projects into a second year, benefitting both the students and the community partners.

 

 

Research Projects from Year 1

Merced Downtown Neighborhood Identity, History and Preservation

Baskets to Bytes: Indigenous California Heritage Preservation 

4-Dimensional Map of Merced

Water Governance & Power Dynamics

 

Research Projects from Year 2

Baskets 2 Bytes: Indigenous Voices – Heritage Preservation and Revitalization 

Historic Places Merced: Digital Preservation of Historic Buildings in the Community of Merced 

How Did We Get Here? A Comic Book for  More Equitable and Healthy Merced Land-use 

Cannabis/Marijuana: Economic Impact On the City of Merced

Merced: A City of Arts and Culture