Sarah Bruno is a Puerto Rican Chicago Southside Native, a PhD candidate in the Cultural Anthropology program at University Wisconsin-Madison, and a recipient of First Wave Hip-Hop and Urban Arts full-tuition scholarship. Her work is published in Acentos Review and Anthropology News. As a poet she has performed throughout the country and competed in Slam Poetry at the collegiate level (CUPSI), and is Louder Than A Bomb and Louder Than A Bomb University champion. She has taught as a part of the Anthropology 104 teaching team, and taught her own course, “Latinx in Reggaeton and Hip Hop: Blackness, Feminisms, and Performance,”in the Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Department. Her research and art lie at the intersections of performance, diaspora, and colonialism—more specifically Puerto Rico, Blackness, femininity, and affect. Her doctoral work focuses on these intersections in lieu of Hurricane Maria, gender violence, and the never-ending process of surviving, living, and healing in Puerto Rico and it’s diaspora.