I am chair of the Media, Policy and Culture research group, Faculty Board Member responsible for service to society and internationalisation, and co-chair of A*, the Antwerp Gender and Sexuality Studies Network. My research focuses on two interrelated fields. The first concerns television studies, in particular popular television and TV drama, focusing on its production, representations and reception. The second concerns media, minorities and identities, based mostly on qualitative textual and audience research into the role of media in the construction of identities.