Ester Lo Biundo (PhD in History, University of Reading, 2017) is a Modern transnational historian specialised in media and the relationship between politics and popular culture. During her PhD she has worked as a sessional lecturer for the History Department of the University of Reading. In 2015 she was awarded an AHRC fellowship at the Kluge Centre of the Library of Congress (Washington, DC).
Over the last decade, Ester has developed an expertise in public engagement and divulgation of academic research by working both in Italy and the UK for the following industries: universities, schools, museums, archives, documentary and film production companies.
As part of this project at the University of Padua, Ester will investigate the ways in which teen-agers and young adults accessed and received British music and popular culture, thanks to BBC and RAI radio broadcasts (1945-90s). Building on the outcomes of her book entitled London Calling Italy. BBC broadcasts during the Second World War (Manchester University Press, 2022), her aim is to understand how transnational shared cultural identities were created by global media, starting from the end of the Second World War.