Dr. Florian Vanlee
Dr. Florian Vanlee holds a BA in Stage and Media Arts from Ghent University and a MA in Film Studies and Visual Culture from Antwerp University. Since March 2015, he worked on a FWO-funded PhD project titled ‘Sexual Diversity on the Small Screen: a qualitative research into the representation of and public debate about LGBTs in Flemish television fiction series’, supervised by professor Sofie Van Bauwel and professor Frederik Dhaenens. Using a multi-methodological approach, his research analyzed the ways in which sexual and gender diversity are constructed in Flemish television fiction, how LGBT+ characters and narratives are negotiated by television professionals and how queer television theory relates to smaller national contexts. After obtaining his doctoral title, he started working as a postdoctoral researcher for ECOOM Brussels, with a focus on artistic research and its evaluation in the Flemish higher education context.