Matthias De Groof is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp in Belgium where he studies postcolonial theory and Belgian cinema. He was a Fulbright and BAEF visiting scholar in Cinema Studies at the New York University. His interdisciplinary PhD-research took Cameroonian filmmaker Jean-Pierre Bekolo as an lens enabling to research African Cinema in innovative ways. He studied Philosophy (KUL), International Relations (UCL), African Studies (UMU-Uganda) and Cinema Studies (UA). His scholarly work has been published in Third Text, Columbia University Press and Image [&] Narrative amongst others. He combines his academic research with filmmaking. His artistic work has been presented at the Rotterdam Film Festival, Media City, San Francisco Art Institute and the Royal Museum for Central Africa amongst others.