Christian Bermudez

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E-mail: Office: Rolfe Hall 4329


  • Ph.D Hispanic Languages & Literatures – University of California, Los Angeles (2018).
  • Phil. Hispanic Languages & Literatures – University of California, Los Angeles (2017).
  • M.A. Spanish Literature – University of California, Los Angeles (2015).
  • B.A. Spanish (Latin Honors & Summa Cum Laude) – University of California, Los Angeles (2012).


Dr. Bermúdez graduated from the UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese with a Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures and Languages in 2018. She specializes in Mexican & Chicano/a Literature and Culture. In particular, she is interested in Latin American literature with an emphasis on the Mexican and Mexican-American diaspora and the cross-border cultural and political factors that define the tripartite heritage of Mexicans, as Mexican nationals, Mexican Americans, and U.S. Latinos. Her main research agenda focuses on Afro-mestizaje in Mexican culture across borders.

In the 2018-2019 academic year, Dr. Bermúdez served as a Lecturer and Academic Coordinator for the Language Program at the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at UCLA. She has taught all levels of Spanish, including Introductory Spanish for Heritage Speakers and Advanced Spanish Speaking & Composition for Heritage Speakers and non-native speakers. Dr. Bermúdez has also recently taught courses on Chicana/o Narrative and Mexican Culture through Literature, Film, and Music. She currently continues working as a Lecturer for the Department of Spanish & Portuguese.

  • Mexican Studies
  • Chicanx Studies
  • Afro-mextizo cultures
  • African Diasporas
  • African Studies
  • Latinx Studies
  • Transnational Studies
  • Hemispheric Studies
  • Border Studies
  • Latin American Studies


  • Ben and Rue Pine Research Travel Award (2016).
  • Harry and Yvonne Lenart Graduate Travel Fellowship (2016).
  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (2015): Director: Prof. Héctor Calderón.
  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (2014): Director: Prof. Héctor Calderón.

Publications & Presentations

  • “Telenovelas y subjetividades femeninas en Sandra Cisneros: Influencia del discurso telenovelesco en los personajes femeninos de ‘Woman Hollering Creek’.”
    • X Congreso Internacional sobre Literatura Chicana y Estudios Latinos (HispaUSA). Madrid, May 30-June, 1st, 2016. 
Facultad de Filología, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.’
  • “México Negro Identities across Borders: From Yanga to Mi negro pasado”
    •  XXXVII Congreso Internacional del la Asociación de Estudios Latinoamericanos Boston, USA Nuestra América: Justice and Inclusion. Boston (USA), May 24-27, 2019. Boston Marriot Copley Place.