Elizabeth Castaldo Lundén

Elizabeth Castaldo Lundén is currently not affiliated to the department.


Elizabeth holds a Ph.D in Fashion Studies from Stockholm University and a Master of Arts in Cinema Studies from the same institution. She graduated as a Licentiate in Public Relations from Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (Licenciada en Relaciones Públicas). She was a visiting researcher at the School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, in 2015.

In 2014, she discovered costume designer Jacques Fonteray´s private archive, and worked with Fonteray's family to donate the material in order to preserve his cultural legacy. Part of this collection can now be found at the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Photo: Bart van der Gaag

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Research Interests

Elizabeth is interested in how ideas travel into popular culture, manifesting in social and cultural phenomena, through the historical study of media discourses originating from public relations, advertising, and other communication practices. Her reseach looks into the role of Hollywood in the circulation of cultural and economic capital that propelled the development of an international fashion scene. The transdisciplinary nature of her research integrates business, fashion, film, and media studies.

Interest: Archival research; epiphenomena; complex thinking and transdisciplinarity; Hollywood history; Americana; globalization; costume design; fashion; film, and media.

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