Bruno Carvalho is a doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham. His research examines how the ocean has shaped Britain’s foreign policy and national identity through the theoretical lens of ontological security.
Before starting his PhD, Bruno spent 13 years in the Brazilian Navy, as a Surface Officer. After serving on the Brazilian Frigate “Defensora”, submarine “Tikuna”, and Corvette “Julio de Noronha”, he worked as a staff officer in the Department of Naval Operations at the Second Squadron Command. Between 2018-2019 he completed an MA in Maritime Studies at the Brazilian Naval War College where he theoretically examined changes in maritime strategic thought between the 20th and 21st century, with a focus on the United States and United Kingdom. After his masters, Bruno served at the Brazilian Naval War College, as the head of the Laboratory of Simulations and Prospective Scenarios in the Research and Graduate Superintendency. He is currently a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Political Sciences and International Studies (POLSIS) at the University of Birmingham, and chair of the POLSIS Talk committee.
Bruno’s research interests lie in the field of ontological security, Deleuze and Guatarri’s political theory, British foreign policy, maritime strategy, and naval history.