Maarten Coëgnarts holds a PhD in Film Studies and Visual Culture and an MA in Sociology (University of Antwerp, Belgium). Since 2010 he has researched the interplay between cognitive science and film studies with a special focus on the relationship between embodied cognition, metaphor and film style. The results have been published in various international peer-reviewed journals such as 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). Additionally, he has over ten years of professional experience in financial higher education issues, policies, governance and administration.