Hilde Van den Bulck

Hilde Van den Bulck (Dr, MA) is Professor of Communication Studies and head of the Research Group Media, Policy and Culture at the University of Antwerp (UA) in Belgium.  She obtained a first degree in Communication Studies at the KULeuven (B) and an MA in Mass Communications at the CMCR, University of Leicester (UK).  She went on to obtain a PhD in Social Sciences at the KULeuven (B) with a thesis on Public Service Broadcasting and its cultural and programming policy as a project of modernity.

Hilde has complementary expertise in media structures and processes, and in media culture. In the first area she is specialised in broadcast structures, political economy and policies. In the latter area she is specialised in the role of media and celebrities in culture and society in general, and in collective identities in particular. In these areas she obtained several research grants and has published in ranked, academic journals as well as in books. 

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