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Sarah Bruno

Sarah Bruno was born on the southside of Chicago to two Afro-Boricuas. She is the ACLS Emerging Voices Race and Digital Technologies postdoctoral fellow at the Franklin Humanities Institute and in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. Her research and art lie at the intersections of performance, diaspora, and digitality. She is currently creating a digital exhibition of the Fernando Pico papers, and as a member of LifeXCode: Digital Humanities Against Enclosure and Taller Electric Marronage. The Pico Papers informs her first manuscript, Re-Sounding Resistencia where she uses the Afro-Puerto Rican genre of bomba as a site and method in constructing a cartography of Black Puerto Rican femme feeling throughout history. Her scholarly and artistic work has been featured in The LatiNEXT (A Breakbeat Poets Anthology), Acentos Review, Anthropology News, Latinx Psych Today, and the Taller Electric Marronage blog. She has work under review at Transforming Anthropology and The Hip Hop Studies Journal. She charges herself to continue to write with care about the never-ending process of enduring, imagining, thriving, and healing in Puerto Rico and it's diaspora. Dr. Bruno was a Mellon ACLS Dissertation Fellow in 2020-2021 and the 2020 awardee of the Association of Black Anthropologists Vera Green Prize for Public Anthropology.