Masha Salazkina's work incorporates transnational approaches to film theory and cultural history with a focus on early Soviet Union, Latin America, and Italy. Her recent book In Excess: Sergei Eisenstein's Mexico (University of Chicago Press, 2009) positions Eisenstein's unfinished Mexican project and theoretical writings within the wider context of post-revolutionary Mexico and global cultures of modernity. Her new book project traces a trajectory of materialist film theory through the discourses of early Soviet cinema, institutional film cultures of the 1930s-1950s Italy, and critical debates surrounding the emergence of New Cinemas in Brazil, Argentina and Cuba. Her essay on this topic is forthcoming in the journal October. She has published in Cinema Journal, Screen, KinoKultura, and in several edited collections, and has won fellowships at the American Council of Learned Societies and Stanford University Humanities Center. She is currently co-editing a collection on Sound in Soviet and Russian Cinema and coordinating the web translation project of the Permanent Seminar on the History of Film Theories. Before joining Concordia, Masha taught at Colgate and Yale Universities.
In Excess: Sergei Eisenstein's Mexico