A history of Sarah’s publications: peer reviewed and public writing.


Abbott, S. & Leadbeater, S. (2020/forthcoming). If a tree falls… Perspectives on sentience. In Povall, R. Lloyd, S. and Ralph, J. (Eds.) Evolving the forest. Kingsbridge, UK: art.earth.

Abbott, S. (2020). Filming with Nonhumans. In Vannini, P. (Ed.), The Routledge International Handbook of Ethnographic Film and Video, (pp. 224-233). London, UK: Routledge.

Vannini, P. & Abbott S. (2019). Academics writing for a broader public audience. In Leavy, P. (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Methods for Public Scholarship (pp. 603-622). New York: Oxford University Press.

Abbott, S. & Vannini, P. (2019). After the fine cut: Disseminating video-based research. In Kleinknecht, S.W., van den Scott, L.K., and Sanders, C.B. (Eds.), The Craft of Qualitative Research: A Handbook (pp. 358–364). Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press.

Vannini, P. & Abbott, S. (2018). Going public: The reach and impact of ethnographic research. In Leavy, P. (Ed.), Handbook of arts-based research (pp. 689-704). New York: Guilford Press.


Abbott, S. (2007, November). The last fish. At the MacKenzie. MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina.

Abbott, S. (2006, November). Heading south (vers le sud). Briarpatch Magazine, 35(7) [film review]

Abbott, S. & Wihak, M. (2003, March 15). Lives lived: Thomas David Berner. The Globe and Mail.

Abbott, S. (2003, May) Some physiological effects of film and digital video making.” Liaison of Independent Filmmakers Toronto newsletter, 23(2).

Abbott, S. (2003). Notes for The Light in our Lizard Bellies. The Journal of Film and Video, 54(1). University Film and Video Association. [Special Edition Compilation DVD]

Abbott, S. (2001). Ear stones. In Sandlos, K. & Hoolboom, M. (eds) Landscape with shipwreck: First person cinema and the films of Philip Hoffman. Toronto: Images Festival and Insomniac Press.

Abbott, S. (2001). Untitled article on how to cut your film negative. In Hill, H. (ed) Recipes for disaster: A handcrafted film cookbooklet. Louisiana: Helen Hill.

Abbott, S. (1997, June). Give the people what they want. Liaison of Independent Filmmakers Toronto Newsletter, 17(3). [Inside Out Lesbian & Gay Film Festival review]

Abbott, S. (1996, June). So, are your parents coming? Liaison of Independent Filmmakers Toronto Newsletter, 16(3). [Images Film & Video Festival review]

HEADER IMAGE: Opening poem written and read by Sarah Abbott for her film The Light in Our Lizard Bellies (Canada, 1999, 8:00); an image of Sarah’s handwritten poem is part of a photographic collection of frames from the film’s outtakes.