Maaret Koskinen is professor emeritus in Cinema Studies at the Department of Media Studies, and has been visiting professor at various universities (e.g. Fulbright Fellow at Cornell). Her publications on Ingmar Bergman, authorship, intermediality, as well as 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, which subsequently lead to the formation of the Ingmar Bergman Foundation. She also organized the first international Bergman symposium in Stockholm in 2005, and was 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 for three decades film critic in Sweden’s largest national daily Dagens Nyheter and has served as Chair of the Swedish Association of Film Critics, as well as on number of film juries, among them 'Guldbaggen', the Swedish counterpart to the Oscars. She was Board Member of the Swedish Filminstitute 2011-2016, as well as Member, appointed by the Ministry of Culture, of The Swedish Broadcasting Commission between 2003-2006, and for a number of years Member, appointed by the Ministry of Law, of the Stockholm Court of Appeal in cases regarding film ratings. Since 2016 she is Chair of the Swedish Film Academy.