Our major in Literatures and Cultures really embraces my research, which looks at non

traditional literatures and even non textual forms of literature. I love being able to bring this

approach into my classes, and I’ve enjoyed the research opportunities it has created with

undergraduates. My work crosses a lot of disciplinary boundaries, and I feel that Merced is

the perfect place to do that.

—Professor Jan Goggans, Literature  (UCM Catalog, 2007/08)