Anu Koivunen (b. 1967) has been in the board of trustees since 2018, first as a deputy member and as a member since 2020.
Koivunen received her PhD (media studies) at University of Turku in 2003. She is Professor of Gender Studies at the same university. In 2018-2021 she was Professor of Gender Studies at University of Tampere.
From 2005 to 2012 Koivunen worked as a lecturer and in 2012 she was appointed Professor of Cinema Studies at Stockholm University.
From 2015 to 2017 Koivunen worked as a senior researcher in a project called Driving Forces of Democracy: Context and Character of the Democracies in Finland and Sweden, 1890–2020. The project was conducted at Helsinki University and funded by Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation.
Since 2004 Koivunen is affiliated as adjunct professor (docent) at Universities of Helsinki and Tampere.
Currently Koivunen is the head of three research projects. Flows of power – media as site and agent of politics (FLOPO) is one of Media and society (Mediasoc) programme projects funded by Academy of Finland (2018–2022). Politicized Intimacies is part of Intimacy in Data-Driven Culture (IDA) project funded by The Strategic Research Council (2019–2022). The third project, Time of Culture Television: another history of Finnish television 1975–1985 is funded by Kone Foundation (2018–2022).
Koivunen has written on Finnish cinema and television history and feminist film theory, contemporary documentaries, the new cultural imagination around Sweden Finns and mediated cultures of emotion.