Gertjan Willems is associate professor in film studies at the University of Antwerp and visiting professor at Ghent University. Previously, he has been affiliated with the universities of Rotterdam, Amsterdam, York, Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas and Saint-Louis Brussels. His research expertise spans across the domains of Belgian cinema, media and cultural identity and diversity, media and nation-building, film policy and adaptation studies. He has published 3 books and 40+ peer-reviewed papers and he has curated film programs and retrospectives for several film festivals and cultural institutions.