Bertha Alicia Bermúdez Tapia

Bertha Bermúdez is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder and a fellow at the Institute of Behavioral Science for the CU Population Center. CONACYT and the Tinker Foundation have funded her research. Bertha’s research interests are on the qualitative aspects of the relationship between migration and border lives, particularly exploring the relationship between deportation, asylum policies, and different forms of violence on the US-Mexico Border. She has been working with the local migrant shelters at the Texas-Tamaulipas since 2016 and with the Matamoros camp since 2019. Bertha received a BA in political sciences from Tec de Monterrey and a master’s degree in Gender Studies and Culture from the University of Chile. She has worked with different organizations across Latin America and the United States, supporting community development and promoting human rights awareness.