Bjorn Gabriels holds MA degrees in Dutch and English Literature, and in Film Studies, both from the University of Antwerp. In 2022, Bjorn joined the research centres Visual Poetics at the University of Antwerp and HiSI at the University of Namur to work on the PhD project ‘Screening Multiple Identities. National, subnational and transnational discourses in post-war Belgian cinema’, funded by Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). Bjorn’s research interests include the history of documentary cinema. He also works as a film critic and programmer, and has co-founded the magazine Fantômas.