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Anu
Koivunen
Professor, School of History, Culture and Arts Studies
Professor, Gender Studies, School of History, Culture and Arts Studies
Flows of power: media as site and agent of politics, FLOPO (Academy of Finland 2019–2022), Intimacy in Data-driven Culture, IDA (STN-CULT 2019-2022), Kulttuuritelevision aika (Koneen säätiö 2018-2022)

Contact

+358 29 450 3680
+358 50 434 5212
Arcanuminkuja 1
20500
Turku

Areas of expertise

media studies
affect studies
feminist media studies
gender and politics
cultural memory studies
journalism studies

Biography

Anu Koivunen is professor of Gender Studies. After finishing her PhD in Media Studies in Turku in 2003, she worked as postdoctoral researcher at the Christina Institute for Women’s Studies at University of Helsinki (2003–2005), as assistant and associate professor in Cinema Studies at Stockholm University (2005–2012) and as acting professor of Media Culture at University of Tampere (2006­–2007). She was appointed Professor of Cinema Studies at Stockholm university in 2012, working in 2015–2017 as Senior Research Fellow at Department of History, Philosophy and Art Studies at University of Helsinki and, before starting her current post in August 2021, acting as Professor of Gender Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Tampere University. Koivunen was appointed docent in Media Culture at University of Tampere in 2004 and as docent in the fields of Cinema and TV Studies and Women’s Studies at University of Helsinki in 2004.

Teaching

Koivunen has extensive teaching experience in gender studies, media studies and cultural studies. She is in charge of undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Gender Studies, teaching BA- and MA-level seminars and modules of Feminist Theory. She is responsible for the Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies, and participates in in MA and PhD supervision.

Research

Current research projects

  • Flows of power: media as site and agent of politics, FLOPO (Mediasoc, Academy of Finland 2019–2022), consortium PI
  • Politicized Intimacies (WP3), Intimacy in Data-driven Culture, IDA (STN-CULT 2019–2022), WP3 PI
  • Kulttuuritelevision aika (Koneen säätiö 2018-2020), PI


Koivunen currently serves as board member of Nordic Association of Feminist and Gender Research (since 2020), as editorial board member of Lambda Nordica (2017–) and Journal of Scandinavian Cinema (2010–) and as advisory board member for NORA – Nordic Journal of Women's Studies 2007–.

Publications

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Olemme jo sodassa (2022)

Suomen kuvalehti
Koivunen Anu
(Yleistajuinen artikkeli tai blogikirjoitus (E1))

Rajoita elämääsi (2022)

Suomen kuvalehti
Koivunen Anu
(Yleistajuinen artikkeli tai blogikirjoitus (E1))

Kävelevä aikapommi (2022)

Suomen kuvalehti
Koivunen Anu
(Yleistajuinen artikkeli tai blogikirjoitus (E1))

Kom ihåg krislådan! (2022)

Suomen kuvalehti
Koivunen Anu
(Yleistajuinen artikkeli tai blogikirjoitus (E1))