Johanna Bermúdez has been awarded a Next-Generation Humanities Doctoral Internship with Syracuse University Press’s Acquisitions department this summer. Funded by the Graduate Student Organization and arranged through the Graduate School, the internship is intended to provide professional development to Syracuse University humanities graduate students looking to expand their career pathways. In addition to helping SU Press’s Acquisitions department with essential tasks, it provides humanities graduate students with the opportunity to learn about university press publishing and gain practical experience in the field.

Johanna will be assisting the department with evaluating book proposals, researching readers for peer review, drafting proposals for the editorial board, preparing manuscripts for transmission to the Editorial and Production departments, assisting authors with permissions questions, participating in the long-term planning of the press’s publishing agenda, and collaborating with the Editorial, Production, and Marketing departments to meet publication goals.

Johanna is a second-year PhD student in English at Syracuse University, and her primary research interests include Race & Ethnic Studies, Latinx Studies, and Transnational Feminist Studies. She is also interested in cultural media representations and diasporic youth subcultures. Johanna earned both her BA and MA in English Literature at Binghamton University. In her spare time, you can find her freelancing in graphic design or walking her shih tzu.