Graduate Assistants

Emily (Em) Knott, of South Carolina, has an undergraduate degree in history. She chose Folklore at the University of Oregon for her master’s because of the the program’s diversity. Her eclectic interests include vernacular religion, performance, and identity.

Em Knott


Bruno Seraphin is a first-year master’s student in the University of Oregon’s Folklore Studies program. He has an undergraduate degree from New York University with a major in narrative and documentary film production. He just moved from North Carolina and is thrilled to be living on the West Coast and getting to know Oregon communities.

Bruno performing with the Green Grass Cloggers, an Asheville, NC based traditional dance group.


Year of the Possum: The Green Grass Cloggers’ 40th (2014) – Producer, Director

If I Had Wings to Fly (2012) – Producer, Director, Writer


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Awards and Honors:

Best Picture, 2012 Appalachian Film Festival – If I Had Wings to Fly

Best Feature Film, 2012 Colorado Film Awards – If I Had Wings to Fly

Best Experimental Film, 2012 Indie Gathering – If I Had Wings to Fly

Scholarship for Dance Calling Intensive, Augusta Heritage Center, 2012

Founders Day Award for Academic Excellence, New York University, 2009



BFA with Honors in Film and Television Production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, 2009; Minor in History


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