Luís Trindade is Senior Lecturer in Portuguese Studies at Birkbeck, where he teaches Portuguese Culture and History. His most recent book is Narratives in Motion. Journalism and modernist events in 1920s Portugal, published by Berghahn Books in 2016. He has also edited The Making of Modern Portugal (2013) and has published on the histories of Portuguese nationalism and Marxism, Portuguese cinema, the Carnation Revolution, and the history of mass culture in twentieth-century Portugal.
Luis is interested in the relations between culture, politics and history and, particularly, in the role of the concept of ideology in the political interpretation of cultural and artistic discourses, as well as in the development of a field of studies in Portuguese culture industries and mass culture. He is currently based in Lisbon with an FCT grant, conducting research on the history of audiovisual culture in Portugal from the 1950s to the 1980s. The project’s main focus is on the international circulation and national appropriations of cultural forms, in particular films, magazines, television shows and songs.