Philippe Meers is a professor of film and media studies at the University of Antwerp, Department of Communication Studies. Meers is the chair of the Antwerp Doctoral School and Center for Mexican Studies at the same university, and a member of the Visual and Digital Cultures Research Center (ViDi). Before moving to the University of Antwerp, Meers conducted research at the Centre for Cinema and Media Studies (CIMS) in Ghent where he was one of the founders of the centre.
His work covers a wide range of topics including European media history, new cinema histories, audience studies and transnationalism. He has extensively published in leading academic journals including Media, Culture and Society, Journal of Popular Film and Television, Screen and Alphaville. He is the co-editor of the books The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History (2019), Explorations in New Cinema History (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), and Cinema, Audiences and Modernity (Routledge, 2011).