For co-existence, (bio)diversity and justice in conservation

Bruno Tarin

Dr. Bruno Tarin is a political scientist currently leading the Tô no Mapa Initiative at the Society, Population, and Nature Institute (ISPN) in Brazil. The main focus of the initiative is to map the traditional lands of Indigenous peoples and local communities in Brazil, aiming to give visibility and recognition to marginalized groups.

With a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from the School of Communication (ECO) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (UFRJ), Bruno received support from the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) for his research. Before his current role at ISPN, he taught Media Studies at the Federal Fluminense University (UFF), specializing in Media and Society. During his time at UFF, Bruno taught courses like Media and Ethnicity, Media and Modernity, and Political Economy of Digital Access, showing his deep understanding of media’s role in society. He also conducted research at the Territory and Communication Lab of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (LABTeC – UFRJ), focusing on how communication intersects with territorial issues. Outside academia, Bruno consulted for UNDP-UN for the Ministry of Culture, working on Digital Culture Public Policies. He has extensive experience in Social Mapping with Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, as well as expertise in Cultural Studies, Political Economy of Culture, Information and Communication, Digital Culture, and Arts, specializing in Multimedia Arts with Free and Open Source Software. He completed a course in film editing and language at the Center for Information and Documentation of the Brazilian Black Artist (CIDAN). Driven by a passion for environmental justice, Bruno integrates his academic work with a commitment to biodiversity conservation and the Indigenous people and local communities in Brazil.