Bruno Guarana

PhD Candidate


Title: From the Margins: Negotiating Cultural Citizenship through Contemporary Brazilian Media


Bruno Guaraná hails from Recife, and has received his B.A. degree in Film Production from Hofstra University (2008). For his M.A. in Film at Columbia University (2010), he presented a thesis on the representation of children in Brazilian sertão films.

Currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Cinema Studies department at NYU, his dissertation work focuses on the junctions of cultural citizenship and contemporary media in Brazil.

Other research interests include contemporary Latin American cinema and culture, and representations of violence and marginality in film.

Bruno is currently enrolled in the certificate program in Culture and Media offered by the Anthropology and Cinema Studies departments at NYU.