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Congratulations Christopher Ramirez!
Recipient of UC Merced's 2020 Non-Senate Academics Council 2020 Award for Service  
New Podcast by and for Black, Brown, and Indigenous Women of Color in Writing Studies
Vernal Pool Now Accepting Submissions
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Part spectacle, part theater, and part sporting event, in the 24 Hour Plays, 6 ten-minute plays are written, rehearsed, and performed within a 24 Hour period. No scripts on stage! All lines are...


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We Care About Writing

The Merritt Writing Program offers an array of courses in which students explore the art of critical thinking, craft their written expression, and address a variety of issues and audiences. Our students learn to use language actively, inventively, and responsibly by exchanging their work at all stages of their writing process while building cumulative portfolios. Our interdisciplinary approach to writing offers students the opportunity to reflect broadly on their college education as well as to consider a range of pre-professional and academic opportunities.  Learn more...




Featured News

July 1, 2020
We are excited to promote the launch of Dr. Iris D. Ruiz's new BIWOC Podcast by and for Black, Brown, and Indigenous Women of Color in Writing Studies, titled Creating Coalitional Gestures.  
June 18, 2020
In the featured episode, Dr. Iris D. Ruiz "talks about Chicanx studies and ethnic studies, examining histories and embracing diversity and inclusivity, decolonial theory, and antiracist practices."
February 25, 2020

On Monday, February 24th, UC Merced hosted Satine Phoenix for a night full of advise and wisdom on storytelling, professionalism, community, and--of course--Dungeons and Dragons....