Lennart Soberon is a post-doctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and artistic coordinator of non-profit arthouse KASKcinema, Ghent (BE). His prior research project focused on enemy image construction in the American action film. In this research he combined a longitudinal study of Hollywood screen villains since the 1980 with a neoformalist analysis on cinematic practices of vilification. Apart from working on themes of enemy making and ‘othering’, he has also published on themes of genre, emotion, masculinity, trauma and spectacle. He is currently part of an ERC-funded project on the cinematic representation of European border regions.