Professor and PhD in Cinema Studies. Maaret Koskinen, Professor at the Department of Media Studies, has been Visiting Professor at various universities (e.g. Fulbright Fellow at Cornell), and her publications on authorship, intermediality, and popular film have appeared in a number of national and international journals. Koskinen was the first scholar given access to Swedish writer and film/theatre director Ingmar Bergman’s private papers during the last years of his life, and organized the first international Bergman symposium in Stockholm in 2005. She was also appointed Honorary ’Ingmar Bergman Professor’ by Stockholm University and the Bergman Foundation jointly in 2009.
Aside from research and teaching, Koskinen has served in a number of public positions. She was Member (appointed by the Ministry of Culture) of The Swedish Broadcasting Commission between 2003-2006, and Member of the Board of the Swedish Film Academy for two consecutive terms. She has also been Member (appointed by the Ministry of Law) of the Stockholm Court of Appeal in cases re. films ratings, and in 2014 re-elected as Member if the Board of the Swedish Film Institute (2011-2013, 2014-2016). She served as the Chair of The Swedish Association of Film Critics, and in a number of film juries (including Guldbaggen, the Swedish counterpart to the Oscars), and has written on film in Sweden’s largest national daily Dagens Nyheter.