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Luís Trindade specialises in Portuguese modern culture. His research focuses on the histories of intellectuals, film and press, the reception of Marxism and Structuralism in Portugal, nationalism and national identity, Portuguese modernism and neo-realism, the revolutionary period of 1974-75, the political memory of dictatorship and revolution, and post-colonialism.

He is generally 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.

In relation to these lines of investigation, which seek to challenge traditional approaches of cultural and intellectual history, he has co-organised several conferences and seminars: ‘O Conhecimento da Democracia. As Ciências Sociais no Portugal Democrático’ (Conference, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2003), ‘Transformações Estruturais no Campo Cultural Português. 1900-1950’ (Conference, Universidade de Coimbra, 2004), ‘História da Cultura de Massas em Portugal no Século XX’ (Research Seminar, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2006).

Luis has taught at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and has been a post-doctoral research fellow at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales de Paris and a member of the Directive Board of Instituto de História Contemporânea of Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He has given papers in Portugal, Spain, France, Austria, the U.K and Brazil. Currently, he is preparing a book on advertising in 20th century Portuguese press.