Kevin Smets

Short bio

Kevin Smets is assistant professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where he teaches on media and culture, cultural theory, and visual culture. He is a senior researcher at CEMESO. He holds a MA in Modern History (Leuven, 2008), an MSc in Culture Management (Antwerp, 2009) and a PhD in Film Studies and Visual Culture (Antwerp, 2013). He holds a postdoctoral fellowship of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) since 2013, which he carries out at the Visual and Digital Cultures Research Center (ViDi) at the University of Antwerp, and is an associated member of the Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies at the same university. Kevin has been a visiting fellow at Bilkent University (Ankara), School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), Bilgi University (Istanbul) and Freie Universität Berlin. His main research interests include media and migration, audience research, ethnic and political conflict, and the Middle East, particularly Turkey.

Contact

Room

PL9.4.57

Phone

+32-2-6148612

Email

kevin.smets@vub.ac.be

Latest publications

News

Kevin Smets: Member of the Jonge Academie

Prof. dr. Kevin Smets has been selected as a member of the Jonge Academie, a network of young researchers and scientists that was initiated by the Royal Femish Academy of…

New publication: Special Issue on Kurdish Media and Culture

Kevin Smets has co-edited (with Ali Fuat Sengul) a special issue of the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication. The issue is titled “Kurdish media and culture in a…

Book Chapter: Conflict and resistance on screen: on the films of Halil Dağ

Smets, K. & Akkaya, A.H. (2016). Conflict and resistance on screen: on the films of Halil Dağ. In Koçer, S. & Candan, C. (eds.), Kurdish Documentary Cinema in Turkey: The Politics and…

Researching Media and Cultural Industries: A PhD Masterclass with Professor David Hesmondhalgh

The CEMESO (Culture, Emancipation, Media & Society) Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and the Popular Communication Division of NeFCA (The Netherlands-Flanders Communication Association) invite participants to: Researching Media and Cultural…