Professor Silvia Bermúdez
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Congratulations to Professor Silvia Bermúdez for receiving the Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award from UCSB’s Academic Senate for the 2018-2019 academic year. Professor Bermúdez currently chairs the Spanish Department but has served as LAIS Director of Undergraduate Studies. She is also an internationally recognized scholar of Spanish Literature and Cultural Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She has more than 26 years of service at UCSB and since 2000 has Chaired or Co-Chaired 11 completed PhD and 3 MA committees pertaining to Latin American and Iberian Studies. She has served as a member of 31 MA or PhD committees. Prof. Bermúdez’ recommenders uniformly call attention to how she supports students’ entry into academic and professional careers. She is recognized for setting the highest standards for scholarship and publication among her students. Prof. Bermúdez’ students and colleagues all call attention to her availability to aid in critical decision-making and life choices related to academic and professional circumstances as well as her long term concern for their well-being and success.