MRG will facilitate and promote research
and understanding of the subaltern -- the disenfranchised,
and the popular, as subjects and modes of inquiry into culture
and history. By disclosing the presence of the disenfranchised
in everyday cultural formations, our effort is to change
the way we study and teach history and culture, and to re-evaluate
the role of the humanities and arts in the politics of globalization
and the nation-state.