Rosie Bermudez awarded UCOP Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2019-2020

by Graduate Division Staff
Thursday, February 07, 2019 3:45 PM

Rosie BermudezCongratulations to Rosie Bermudez, Chicana/o Studies doctoral candidate and Graduate Scholars Mentor, for receiving a UC Office of the President Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2019-2020!‚Äč Rosie will work with Professor Robin Kelley, the Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at UCLA. Professor Kelley is a renown scholar of History and Black Studies.

The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development, and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC.

Rosie is a Ph.D. Candidate in Chicana/o Studies at UC Santa Barbara. Rosie was awarded both the Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies and Ford Fellowships in 2017. Her dissertation “Doing Dignity Work: Alicia Escalante and the East Los Angeles Welfare Rights Organization, 1967-1974” focuses on the human dignity struggles waged by single Chicana welfare mothers in East Los Angeles at the confluence of multiple social movements. She was instrumental in acquiring Escalante’s personal archive for the UCSB Library. Says Rosie, “My research is also inspired by the generations of youth of color who have yet to see themselves or their communities represented in the history they are reading and learning about in the university classroom.”

Find out more about Rosie and her award-winning research at UCSB in our latest issue of the Impact of Graduate Education here.