Journal articles (peer-reviewed):

Shamash, Sarah. (2023) “Sovereign Bodies: from Turtle Island to Abya Yala.” Studies in World Cinema. DOI: [link]

Shamash, S. (2022) ‘A decolonising approach to genre cinema studies’. Film Education Journal, 5 (1), 41–54.

"Locating sovereignty in the auto-ethnographic-political poetics of daily existence in two Amazonian fims." Postcolonial Directions in Education, Vol.8, no.2, (2019), pp. 185-206. [pdf] [link]

“Cosmopolitical technologies and the demarcation of screen space at Cine Kurumin: activating immersive shifts in imaginaries, representation, and politics.”Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus. Vol., 14, no.1 (2018), pp.11-23. [link]

“Subverting dominant ideologies of the cinematic apparatus; The Mbya-Guarani Cinema Collective transforms digital optics.” Cutting Edge. Vol. 4: Culture & Community, no.1 (2017), pp. 29-39.

Sepulveda, Gabriela and Sarah Shamash. “Feminizing Oswald de Andrade’s Manifesto Antropófago and Vasconcelo’s Raza Cosmica: The videos of Sonia Andrade and Pola Weiss.” Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus. Vol. 12, no.1 (2016). [link]

Chapters in edited volumes:
“Utopic Cannibalism in Carlos Fausto, Leonardo Sette, and Takumã Kuikuro’s As Hiper Mulheres.” Performing Utopias in the Contemporary Americas, Eds. Kim Beauchesne and Alessandra Santos. Palgrave Macmillan US, 2017, pp. 131–148. [link]

Art Exhibition Review:
Shamash, Sarah. "Hexa'am: To Be Here Always - Gallery as Big House." Anthropologica, Vol. 61, 2019, pp. 352-353. [pdf]

art/mamas: Intermedial Conversations on Art, Motherhood and Caregiving:



"The Aesthetics of Community in Café com Canela (2017)." LASA (Latin American Studies Association). Vancouver, Canada. 2023

"Archive as Intermedial Activation." LASA. Roundtable at VIVO Media Arts. Vancouver, Canada. 2023

“Beyond Latinx-Canadianness: Imagining Cinema Studies from the Pluriverse.” SCMS (Society for Cinema and Media Studies). Denver, US. 2023

“Media art practices as intercultural performance – activating communities of resistance.” UAAC (Universities Art Association of Canada). University of Toronto. 2022

“Activating Archives of Latinx Resistance on Coast Salish Territory.” CALACS (Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies).  Online, 2022.

Co-creando espacios de resistencia en las prácticas de investigación documental-creación.” Encuentro International de REDOC Investigación (Mexico). Online, 2021.

Brazil, Genre Cinema, and Aesthetics of Liberation: The Case of Invisible Life and Bacurau.” LASA (Latin American Studies Association). Online, 2021

"Listening to the sounds of un/domestication – a performance art project." 2nd International Conference on Sonorities Research. Online, 2021.

"Situated and Diasporic Flows in Galo Preto Coletivo." UAAC (University Art Association of Canada). Online, 2020.

“Spirituality and Geopolitics in The Mbya Guarani Cinema Collective: Tava The House of Stone.” InDigital III. Vanderbilt University. Nashville, Tennessee, 2019.

The Politics, Performances and Poetics of Representation in a Cinema of Sovereignty: The Case of the Guarani-Kaiowa.” CALACS (Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies). Université du Québec à Montréal. Montreal, Quebec, 2018.

“Cosmopolitical technologies and the demarcation of screen space at Cine Kurumin: activating immersive shifts in imaginaries, representation, and politics.” CAA (College Art Association). Los Angeles, 2018. 

“Screen cosmovisions: resistance, sovereignty, and spirituality in Indigenous film and video in Brazil.” International Conference on Cultural Studies and Education. UBC, 2017. 

Tava, the House of Stone – Indigenous film and video in Brazil – resilience in the field.” ISGP Nexus Conference. UBC, 2017.

“Aging, Art, and Activism in the Cinema of Marta Rodriguez, Lourdes Portillo, and Alanis Obomsawin.” CALACS Congress. U of Calgary, 2016.

“Indigenizing Film Practices in As Hiper Mulheres 2011.” Performing Utopias Conference. Liu Institute. UBC, 2014. 

“Meditating on Mobility – Brazilian Drifters: Andarilho  2007." Out of the Box, ISGP conference. Liu Institute. UBC, 2014.

“(dis)locations: A Locative Media Project in Brazil.” ACLA. University of Toronto, 2013.