For a complete list of awards and completed grants please view my curriculum vitae: Bruna-CV.
2015 Nominee, Peter J. Elich Excellence in Teaching Award, WWU
2011 Inductee, National Hispanic Science Network
2006 New Mexico Hispano Round Table Scholars Award
1999 Best Undergraduate Paper, Central States Anthropology Society
2015 – 2016 WWU Community Engagement Faculty Fellowship
2011 – 2013 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship
2007 – 2013 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow
2007 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – HSHPS Fellowship, Division of Diabetes and Translation, National Diabetes Education Program, Atlanta, Georgia
2005 Smithsonian Institution Visiting Scholar Fellowship
2005 Ford Foundation Diversity Predoctoral Fellowship, Honorable Mention
2004 New Mexico Office of the Governor & Cultural Affairs Historic Preservation Fellowship
2003 NSF Predoctoral Fellowship, Honorable Mention
1998 Univ. of Chicago Summer Research Opportunities Program
RESEARCH IN PROGRESS / Current Grants
- 2017 – Present: “Surviving Risk.” Project Development Award. Western Washington University ($10,180.20).
- 2017– Present: Dr. Sean Bruna and Rick Quezada (Ysleta del Sue Pueblo). “Anthropological Data in the Digital Age: Creating A Tribal Research Archive at Ysleta del Sur Pueblo.” Currently in consultation.
- 2017 – Present: Dr. Nayantara Sheoran Appleton (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) and Dr. Sean Bruna. “Risk, Rewards and Regrets: Gendered Leadership in the Society for Medical Anthropology.”
- 2016 – Present: Dr. Sean Bruna, Dr. Heather Fullerton (College of Charleston), Dr. E. Bruna (University of Florida). “The Gatekeeper Project: Gender and Ethnic Composition of 40 Years of Editorial Boards of American Anthropological Association Journals.”
- 2016 – 2017: Dr. Sean Bruna, PI, Galen Herz, Undergraduate “Co-Pi”. Social Network Analysis of Informal Mentoring Among Underrepresented Students and Faculty at Western Washington University. Thaddeus Spratlen and Lois Price-Spratlen Inclusion and Diversity Grants Program ($2993).
- 2015 – 2017: Sean Bruna, PhD and Emilio Bruna, PhD. (University of Florida). “Mobile Applications or Field Research: Evaluation and Development Of An Online Resource.” Start-Up Research Grant, Western Washington University.
- 2015 – Present: Sean Bruna, PhD., Emilio Bruna, PhD. (University of Florida). “Surviving Field Work: Mixed Methods Evaluation of Fieldwork Safety Issues Among Anthropology and Biology Field Scientists”.
- 2016 – 2017 Dr. Sean Bruna, Dr. Heather Fullerton (College of Charleston), Dr. E. Bruna (University of Florida). “The Gatekeeper Project: Gender and Ethnic Composition of 40 Years of Editorial Boards of American Anthropological Association Journals.”
- 2016 – 2017 Fraser Lecture Series Endowment for the Cascadia Seminar In Medical Anthropology, Office of the Provost, Western Washington University ($9,482).
- 2016 – 2017 “Walkability Assessment: A CBPR Study With the City of Edmonds”, WA. Sustainable Cities Partnership Travel, Research and Equipment Funding. Western Washington University ($2,500).
- 2016, Summer Course for Research Design in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. National Science Foundation. Hosted by the University of Florida ($9,000 est.).
- 2015 – 2017 “Experimental Applied Research: Crowdsourcing the Gender and Ethnic Composition of the Editorial Boards for Anthropology Journals.” Sean Bruna, PhD. Start-Up Research Grant, Western Washington University ($6,000).
- 2012 – 2014 “I am Tigua” Youth Health and Wellness Photovoice Project for Permanent Display in the Community Health Center. Youth Intervention and Prevention Program, Community Health Center, Ysleta del Sur Pueblo. Funded by the Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies, University of New Mexico. ($5,000).
- 2014 – 2014: “Culturally Appropriate Options for Diabetes Prevention and Care for Low-Income Latinos”. Lidia Regino, East Central Ministries/One Hope Centro de Vida Health Center (PI), Janet Page- Reeves, UNM HSC (Co-PI), Sean Bruna, Bilingual Ethnographer. PCORI Tier I Award, ($15,000).
UNDERGRADUATE and GRADUATE RESEARCH GRANTS
- 2017, Giselle Kiraly, WWU Friends of Anthropology Undergraduate Conference Travel Award ($350)
- 2017, Samantha Whalen, WWU Fund For the Enhancement of Graduate Research ($506)
- 2016, Peter Miterko, WWU, Fund For the Enhancement of Graduate Research ($1,000)
- 2016, Kayla Soucy, WWU Fund For the Enhancement of Graduate Research ($1,000)
- 2016, Matia Jones, WWU Fund For the Enhancement of Graduate Research ($900)
- 2016, Tawney Mayer, WWU Grant for Undergraduate Research ($350)
- 2015, Megan Stephenson, WWU Fund For the Enhancement of Graduate Research ($1,000)
- 2015, Cecilia Martin, WWU Fund For the Enhancement of Graduate Research ($1,000)
UNDERGRADUATE and GRADUATE THESES AWARDS
- Isabella Ramos Miller (BA 2016), Honors
- Megan Stephenson (MA, 2016), Distinction, Outstanding Graduate Student Award
- Brooke Jesperson (BA, 2015), Honors