Ib Bondebjerg is professor of film and media studies, Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen, and was the founder and director of the Centre for Modern European Studies (2008-20011). From 2000 to 2009 he was the editor of Northern Lights: Film and Media Studies Yearbook and he is part of the advisory board of Studies in Documentary Film and Journal of Scandinavian Cinema. His main research area is European film and media culture and documentary genres. He was co-director of the ESF Research project Changing Media - Changing Europe (2000-2005) and is co-director of the HERA project, Mediating Cultural Encounters Through European Screens (MeCETES, 2013-216). His most recent publications are Media, Democracy and European Culture (2008, co-editor and contributor), Narratives of Reality: The History of the Danish Television Documentary (2008, in Danish), Images of Reality: The Modern Danish Film Documentary (2012, in Danish), Engaging with Reality: Documentary and Globalization (2014) and Danish Directors 3: Dialogues on the New Danish Documentary Cinema (co-editor, 2014).