Maarten Coëgnarts is Assistant Professor in Film Studies at the University of Antwerp and fellow of the Society of the Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI). His research on embodied cognition, metaphor and cinema has been widely published in various international peer-reviewed journals including Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, Cinéma & Cie, Image [&] Narrative, Metaphor and Symbol, Metaphor and the Social World, New Review of Film and Television Studies, Palgrave Communications and Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind. He is co-editor of the book Embodied Cognition and Cinema (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2015) and author of the book Film as Embodied Art: Bodily Meaning in the Cinema of Stanley Kubrick (Boston, MA: Academic Studies Press, 2019). ). He has presented at several international conferences and has recently been appointed research fellow at the Department of Art History and Image Studies at the University of the Free State, South Africa. Additionally, he also has several years of professional experience in financial higher education issues, policies, and administration.