Pascal Gielen is professor of cultural sociology, affiliated with the Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (ARIA). In 2016 he received the Odysseus scholarship for excellent international research from the FWO. He set up the interdisciplinary Culture Commons Quest Office (CCQO) that investigates conditions for sustainable creative work in an urban environment.
Pascal Gielen (1970) is director of the research center Arts in Society at the Groningen University where he is professor for sociology of art and cultural politics. He is also editor-in-chief of the book series ‘Arts in Society’. Gielen has written several books on contemporary art, cultural heritage and cultural politics.