Sheyla S. Zandonai received her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology and Ethnology in 2013 from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (France). She is currently Research Associate at the Laboratoire Architecture Anthropologie at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette (France), and Visiting Professor at the University of Saint-Joseph (Macau). She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Macau and Lecturer of Ethnography at Trent University (Canada). Zandonai has co-authored Slogans: Subjection, Subversion, and the Politics of Neoliberalism and published extensively in international academic journals and media outlets about Macau, identity politics, city making, gambling, and heritage.
Ph.D. in Social Anthropology and Ethnology (with highest honors), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France
M.A. in Social Anthropology and Ethnology (with highest honors), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France
B.A. in International Relations, Pontifical Catholic University (PUC-MG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Makovicky, Nicolette, Anne-Christine Trémon, and Sheyla S. Zandonai (eds.). 2018. Slogans. Subjection, Subversion and the Politics of Neoliberalism. Routledge.
“Portraits of a multicultural history (Introduction).” In João Palla Martins, Retratos de Luso-Asiáticos de Macau. Macau: Instituto Internacional de Macau.
“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.
“’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.
“Encounter and counter-narratives of heritage in Macau.” InCitizens, Civil Society and Heritage-Making in Asia, Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Hui Yew-Fong, Philippe Peycam (eds.): 164-184. Singapore: ISEAS Publishing.
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.
“The ‘Gambling city:’ Geometries and geographies of urban instability in Macau,” Lo Squaderno. Explorations in Space and Society 38: 19-22.
“La présence portugaise à Macao: une culture d’accommodements,” Portuguese Studies Review 22 (1): 205-225.
“Borders Within the City: Retracing Macau’s Identity,” Review of Culture 30: 24-36.
“Global diversity, local identity: Multicultural practice in Macau,” Intercultural Communication Studies, 18 (1): 37-51.