Jan Baetens teaches at the cultural studies program of KU Leuven. His main research interests are 1) word and image studies, mainly in so-called minor genres (photonovels, novelizations, comics), 2) French poetry, 3) history and theory of intermediality. He is codirector of the MDRN group (www.mdrn.be) and coordinator of the "Literature and Media" group, a BELSPO funded interuniversity program (http://lmi.arts.kuleuven.be/).
Prof. Hilde Van Gelder teaches modern and contemporary art history at the KU Leuven. Her research is focused on how the photographic and the moving image in contemporary art can function as a driving force for social change and imagining new human rights.
Prof. Alexander Streitberger teaches modern and contemporary art history at the UCL. His research is focused on the relationship between the still (photographic) and the moving (filmic) image, and the place of the panorama within modern and contemporary art, culture and society.
Dr. Mieke Bleyen teaches at the Institute for Cultural Studies of the KU Leuven and at School of Arts Gent (KASK). Her fields of interest are photography theory, contemporary art, (post-) Surrealism, and visual culture. Currently her research focuses on humor and affect within vernacular and artistic photographic practices.