Bruno Seraphin is a doctoral candidate in sociocultural anthropology with a graduate minor in American Indian and Indigenous studies. His research focuses on environmental and climate justice movements in the U.S. west, imperialism and militarism, and film methodologies. His dissertation examines the politics of wildfire and prescribed burning in Karuk aboriginal territory in the unsettled colonial present.
A settler scholar originally from occupied Nipmuc land in eastern Massachusetts, Bruno is an award-winning filmmaker with a BFA in Film and Television from New York University and an MA in Folklore from the University of Oregon. His scholarship has been published in Western Folklore, the Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy, and the Routledge Handbook of Ecocultural Identity. His dissertation has been supported by a Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant and fellowships from the Center for Engaged Scholarship and Cornell's Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.