Gertjan Willems


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Gertjan Willems is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) at Ghent University. He is also guest professor at the Saint-Louis University, Brussels. Willems has been guest lecturer or visiting scholar at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the University of Amsterdam, Sichuan University, the Belgian Historical Institute in Rome, Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, and the University of York. Since 2016, he is chair of the Film Studies section of ECREA. His research interests are aimed at a critical analysis of film, television, literature and other forms of media and culture. He has particular research expertise in Belgian and Dutch cinema, and in the relation between media and nation-building. In 2016, Willems’ PhD thesis was selected for the Flemish PhD cup. In 2017, he published the book Subsidie, camera, actie! Filmbeleid in Vlaanderen (in Dutch). Since 2017, Willems also participates as a film expert in the television talkshow Cinema Canvas.

A full list of publications can be consulted here: Gertjan Willems

Research Tracks

Film & Cinema


Research CIMS

Lost in translation?

Made in Flanders.

The construction of a national cinema