Femke De Sutter

OfficeFemke De Sutter

Campus UFO - Technicum (ground floor T1), Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, 9000 Ghent




Femke De Sutter obtained a master’s degree in Communication Sciences at Ghent University, specializing in Film and Television Studies (Magna Cum Laude). To further explore her interest in the topics around gender, ageing and diversity, she followed and obtained a second master’s degree in Gender and Diversity (Magna Cum Laude) at Ghent University.

Femke previously worked as a research assistant on the Horizon2020 funded project EUMEPLAT (European Media Platforms). As of November 2022, she is a doctoral candidate of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) and is conducting research at the Centre for Cinema and Media Studies (CIMS) of Ghent University under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Daniel Biltereyst and Prof. Dr. Sofie Van Bauwel. Her research project, titled "The Belgian Silvering Screen", aims to critically examine age discrimination in both representations and narratives in Belgian films. Her research aims to map and analyse the representations of older adults. In 2024, Femke received the Frieda Saeys award for outstanding research in Gender an Media studies.

A full list of publications can be accessed here: Femke De Sutter

Research Tracks

Film & Cinema

Gender & Sexuality

Media & Social Change

Research CIMS

The Belgian Silvering Screen