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Danielle Bermúdez

Danielle Bermúdez
Professional Title: 
Graduate Student
Danielle Bermúdez is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Humanities at UC Merced. She earned an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities from UC Merced, and a B.A. in Feminist Studies with a minor in Global Peace from UC Santa Barbara. Her doctoral research under Professor Arturo Arias focuses on Nahuat women's memories of state violence in El Salvador, and how indigenous epistemologies of healing and resistance reimagine possibilities of justice and dignity. Danielle is a recipient of the Faculty Mentor Program Fellowship at UC Merced, and earned a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Study/Research grant. She has received an Outstanding Teaching Award and an Outstanding Graduate Student Award from UC Merced, and was a Top Ten Finalist in the campus's GradSlam competition. Danielle has previously worked as a Graduate Student Researcher for the Center for the Humanities at UC Merced, and provided editorial assistance to the campus' peer-reviewed journal Trans-Modernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World. She has served as a graduate student representative on the UC University Committee on Research Policy, and Chair of the Graduate and Professional Committee of the UC Student Association. Danielle is presently an officer for the Graduate Students of Color Coalition.