Elizabeth Castaldo Lundén

Elizabeth Castaldo Lundén is currently not affiliated to the department.


Elizabeth is a Doctor in Fashion Studies from the Centre for Fashion Studies (IMS) at Stockholm University. She holds a Master of Arts in Cinema Studies from the Stockholm University, Graduate studies in Psychology, Marketing and Public Opinion from Universidad de Buenos Aires, and a Licentiate degree 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.

At Stockholm University, she lectured in consumer culture, archival research as a methodology, fashion, film, and media. Before joining Stockholm University, Elizabeth lectured in art history, cultural history, and creative writing during four years at Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (U.A.D.E). These courses were part of the Public Relations, journalism, advertising, fashion design, and graphic design programs.

Elizabeth worked as a PR in the entertainment and retail industries for 10 years. She was the editorial assistant of Popular Communication, the International Journal of Media and Culture between 2016 and 2017.

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.

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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. The transdisciplinary nature of her research integrates business, fashion, film, and media studies.

Areas of Interest: Archival research; epiphenomena; historical reception studies; new historicism; complex thinking and transdisciplinarity; Hollywood history; Americana; media history; PR, advertising, and marketing practices; the fashion, film, and media industries.

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