is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut d'Histoire du Temps Présent du CNRS, Paris 8, under the supervision of Frédérique Langue. Her current research focuses on Latin American Art, Official and Dissident Discourses, Memory and Affect. She previously obtained her doctoral degree at the Institute of History of the University of Bern as member of the Global Studies Program. She works in her dissertation book about political commitment within the cultural production of Venezuelan actors in the 1960s. Piniella studied Humanities with a major in Contemporary History and Philosophy at the Pompeu Fabra University and holds a Master’s degree in Contemporary Philosophy from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Since 2016 she is member of the Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities at the University of Bern and the Swiss School of Latin American Studies. She has been awarded with a scholarship in 2018 from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, and in 2019 from the Dr. Joséphine de Karman Foundation.