Mart Willekens is currently a postdoctoral lecturer at the Department of Sociology at Ghent University, where he teaches a number of methodological and theoretical bachelor courses in sociology. From 2016 to 2018, he also lectured courses at the Department of Media & Communication at Erasmus University about methods in media research and new media studies.

He has been associated with the Knowledge Center Culture and Media Participation since 2011, which is a research consortium funded by the Flemish Government to conduct research on cultural and media practices. Here, he was involved in a number of research projects on cultural and media participation, cultural occupations and digitalisation in the cultural sector. He has published on these themes in academic journals like Poetics, Cultural Sociology and Sociological Perspectives.