Elizabeth Castaldo Lundén is a transdisciplinary scholar working in the intersections of fashion, media, and cinema studies with a business lens. She received a doctoral degree in Fashion Studies from Stockholm University, an MA in Cinema Studies from the same institution, and a Licentiate Degree in Public Relations from Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE). She was a lecturer at UADE for five years (1998-2003) and a visiting researcher at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California (2015). Aside from her academic experience, Castaldo Lundén worked as a PR officer in the entertainment and retail industries for over a decade.
Due to her interest in promoting archival research, she became a founding member and communication director of the Libraries and Archives Scholarly Interest Group at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (Society for Cinema and Media Studies). In 2014, she discovered Jacques Fonteray’s private archive and collaborated with Fonteray’s family to donate this material, preserving his cultural heritage. Part of this collection is now available for other scholars at the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.