Participant Info

First Name
Elizabeth
Last Name
Castaldo Lundén
Affiliation
Stockholm University
Website URL
www.elizabethlunden.com
Keywords
red-carpet, Academy Awards, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Hollywood history, Fashion, fashion news films, Costume design, 20th Century, celebrity culture, popular culture, media technology, media history.
Additional Contact Information
elizabeth.lunden@ims.su.se elizabeth.lunden@gmail.com +46 (0) 763 1716 33

Personal Info

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About Me

I am a Doctor in Fashion Studies, graduated from the Center of Fashion Studies at Stockholm University. I hold an MA in Film Studies from the same institution and a BS in Public Relations from U.A.D.E, Argentina. I currently teach at the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University.

My research addresses the interrelationship between Hollywood and the fashion industry, focusing on the circulation of cultural and economic capital that helped propel the global fashion system through Hollywood’s intermedial reach. I am particularly interested in the historical study of media ecologies and discourses originating in public relations, advertising, and other communication practices to understand how ideas travel into popular culture, manifesting in social and cultural phenomena. My work is heavily driven by archival research and informed by media and film historical scholarship. The transdisciplinary nature of my research integrates business, fashion, film, and media history.

    My doctoral dissertation consisted of a historical study of the Academy Awards ceremony and its red-carpet pre-show. The study traced the liaison between Hollywood and fashion institutions, understanding how public relations campaigns and the media articulated fashion discourses around the Oscars leading to the institutionalization of the red-carpet as a fashion event in its own right. I am currently working on a book manuscript about the history of the Academy Awards’ red-carpet phenomenon under contract with Edinburgh University Press

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Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
American Presidents, Capitalism, Diplomacy, Economic History, Gender, Libraries & Archives, Material Culture, Pedagogy, Technology, Urban History, Women, World War I, World War II