Research Associate, Laboratoire Architecture Anthropologie (LAA), École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette (France), 2014-present

Visiting Professor, University of Saint-Joseph (Macau), 2019- present

Member, Editorial Committee, Lusotopie, 2020-present

Member, General Assembly Board, Macau Portuguese and English Press Association, 2019-present

European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), Europe

Hong Kong Anthropological Society (HKAS), Hong Kong

Réseau Asie Pacifique, France

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)

Macau Portuguese and English Press Association (AIPIM), Macau

Edited book

Makovicky, Nicolette, Anne-Christine Trémon, and Sheyla S. Zandonai (eds.). 2018. Slogans. Subjection, Subversion and the Politics of Neoliberalism. Routledge.

Book chapter

  1. “Portraits of a multicultural history (Introduction).” In João Palla Martins, Retratos de Luso-Asiáticos de Macau. Macau: Instituto Internacional de Macau.
  2. “The economy of gambling and heritage: ‘Touristed’ spaces and urban-making in Macau.” In Ideas of the City in Asian Settings, Bekkering, Henco, Adèle Esposito, and Charles Goldblum (eds.): 141-172. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
  3. “’Macau people ruling Macau.’ Gambling governance and ethnicity in postcolonial China.” In Slogans. Subjection, Subversion and the Politics of Neoliberalism, Makovicky, Nicolette, Anne-Christine Trémon, and Sheyla S. Zandonai (eds.): 77-100. London and New York: Routledge.
  4. “Encounter and counter-narratives of heritage in Macau.” In Citizens, Civil Society and Heritage-Making in Asia, Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Hui Yew-Fong, Philippe Peycam (eds.): 164-184. Singapore: ISEAS Publishing.

Journal articles

Zandonai, Sheyla S. and Vanessa Amaro. 2018. “The Portuguese calçada in Macau: Paving residual colonialism with a new cultural history of place,” Current Anthropology, Vol. 59, No. 4, August: 378-396.

  1. “The ‘Gambling city:’ Geometries and geographies of urban instability in Macau,” Lo Squaderno. Explorations in Space and Society 38: 19-22.
  2. “La présence portugaise à Macao: une culture d’accommodements,” Portuguese Studies Review 22 (1): 205-225.
  3. “Borders Within the City: Retracing Macau’s Identity,” Review of Culture 30: 24-36.
  4. “Global diversity, local identity: Multicultural practice in Macau,” Intercultural Communication Studies, 18 (1): 37-51.