Silvia Bermúdez


Office Location

Phelps Hall 4311


Contemporary Spanish and Galician Literatures and Cultures; Transatlantic Studies; Peruvian Poetry


Silvia Bermúdez is Professor of literature and Iberian Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Her current scholarship centers on Iberian feminisms, the cultural history of Spanish women in medicine, and Galician women photographers. Her recent publications include, Rocking the Boat: Migration and Race in Contemporary Spanish Music (University of Toronto Press, 2018).  She has also co-edited A New History of Iberian Feminisms (University of Toronto Press, 2018) with Roberta Johnson; and Cartographies of Madrid: Contesting Urban Space at the Crossroads of the Global South and Global North (Vanderbilt University Press, 2019) with Anthony L. Geist.
She teaches courses on modern and contemporary Spanish literary and cultural history, popular music studies, feminist studies, and poetic discourses. She was conferred a 2019 Academic Senate Graduate Mentor Award. Email: