Bram Van Beek is a PhD candidate at the Research Center for Visual Poetics. He holds a BA in philosophy from Paris-Sorbonne University, an MA in philosophy from the Catholic University of Leuven and an MA in Film and Photographic Studies from Leiden University. In his doctoral research he investigates the relationship between (trans)national identities and contemporary Belgian cinema. Aside from his research, he is an editor for Trigger (www.fomu.be/trigger) and Sabzian (www.sabzian.be). Van Beek has written on cinema, photography and contemporary art for various online and offline platforms.