Lode Vermeersch holds a Ph.D. in Educational Sciences and an advanced Master’s degree in Cultural Studies. He currently is a research expert at HIVA-KU-Leuven (Research Institute for Work and Society of the University of Leuven). Lode joined HIVA-KULeuven in March 2007. Lode has also been affiliated with the Department of Educational Sciences at VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and the Faculty of Arts at the University of Groningen. Lode has been involved in numerous research projects. Most of his research publications are in the fi eld of lifelong learning and non-formal adult education, arts and cultural education, museum education, cultural theory and cultural policy, literacy (visual literacy, cultural literacy, multiliteracies, low-literacy, etc.). His work is published in a range of edited volumes and peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Visual Literacy and the Arts Education Policy Review.