Bertha Bermúdez Tapia awarded the Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship

April 15, 2021

Bertha's dissertation work explores the relationship between deportation, asylum policies, and different forms of violence acting simultaneously towards asylum seekers and Mexican deportees in heightened violent border cities. Her research is an ethnographic work combining participant observation and intensive interviews on the U.S.- Mexico border, in the city of Matamoros,...


Read about the 2020 recipients of the Racial/Ethnic Inequality Research Awards

Feb. 18, 2021


Bertha Bermudez Tapia created amazing video about the effects of the border closure and Covid on border families

Aug. 25, 2020

Visual art project that captures how the twin-cities of Matamoros and Brownsville are torn apart due to the temporarily closed border. Families are separated, physical borders seem more prominent, and loved ones are not able to stand with each other, even at a 6 foot distance. This painting describes what...