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The "Write to Change the World" program builds participants' capacity to translate their research for the public and to engage in debate at a national level based on their areas of
 expertise. Our focus will be on increasing underrepresented voices in the media and bringing the humanities to bear on public debates. Working in partnership with the OpEd Project, we will host three one-day workshops led by OpEd Project facilitators, at UC Irvine, UC Merced, and UCSC, with approximately 20 fellows in each workshop, from nine participating campuses (UCSF, UCSB, UCI, UCR, UCSD, UCSC, UCD, UCM, UCLA), for a total of 60+ fellows. After the 1-day workshop, fellows will have access to a yearlong mentorship with media mentors through the OpEd Project. This program provides extraordinary resources, access and support, including cutting edge game-based, research-driven programming, and access to a prestigious network of fellows at peer institutions nationwide.


Our fellows will: 

1) Attend a 1-day workshop
2) Draft an Op-Ed within three months following the workshop
3) Connect with a media mentor through the OpEd Project within three months following the workshop

Faculty and postdoctoral fellows can apply online for Spring 2017 workshops here by Feb. 1, 2017.

For more information, contact the Center for the Humanities at UC Merced at


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