Bruno Seraphin, Folklorist
Bruno Seraphin is a folklorist and award-winning filmmaker. As a project coordinator for the Oregon Folklife Network, he is producing a series of short documentaries in collaboration with Oregon’s federally recognized Tribes and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History. These films will be viewable in the museum’s forthcoming renovated cultural wing as well as online.
Originally from Massachusetts, Seraphin earned a BFA in Film Production from New York University, lived and produced films in Appalachian North Carolina for several years, and then moved to Eugene to earn an MA in Folklore Studies at the University of Oregon. His academic and professional interests include environmental justice, human-plant relationships, philosophies of place, anti-racist organizing, collaborative filmmaking, and the ways that social movements generate and use stories.
Seraphin is a member of the American Anthropological Association and the Association of American Geographers. He is a board member at the East Blair Housing Co-operative in Eugene, and he plays banjo and guitar, clogs, and occasionally calls square dances.
MA, Folklore, University of Oregon
BFA, Film and Television Production, New York University