Liesbet Depauw

In 2009, Liesbet obtained her doctoral degree in Communication Sciences at Ghent University with a research on film classification during the inter-war period in Belgium. She’s especially interested in the way discourses around negative effects of media – and other forms of leisure for that matter – are being constructed and how they intertwine with discourses on childhood, modernity, crime and class. Although the research was mainly historical, it offered valuable insights to reflect upon the way we think and talk about media effects today. She started her academic career as a researcher for the Forbidden Images project (promoter Daniël Biltereyst), mapping the classification decisions of the Belgian board of Film Classification between 1922 and 2003. From 2011 till 2016 she worked for the National Center of Expertise on Everyday Life (LECA). Today she is an editor at Houtekiet publishers.

A full list of publications can be consulted here: Liesbet Depauw