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 (appointed by the Ministry of Culture) of the Broadcasting Commission 2003-2006, Board Member of the Film Institute 2011-2016, and Chair of the Film Academy 2016-2018. She is currently Member (appointed by the Ministry of Law) of the Stockholm Court of appeal in cases concerning film ratings.