Aino-Kaisa Koistinen (PhD, Contemporary culture studies) is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Jyväskylä. She defended her thesis on the re-imaginations of humanity in science fiction television in 2015 (University of Jyväskylä). Koistinen’s expertise lies in feminist media and cultural studies, posthumanism, speculative fiction and crime fiction, transmediality, affect, and representational analysis. She has worked in projects such as TRANSMEDIA LITERACY: Exploiting transmedia skills and informal learning strategies to improve formal education (H2020), Uses of Fantasy – The World Hobbit Project in Finland (Finnish Cultural Foundation), and Abusive Sexuality and Sexual Violence in Contemporary Culture (Kone foundation). Koistinen is active in many national and international networks. She is currently the Chair of Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research (FINFAR), and an editor-in-chief of Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research (2016–2018). She is also one of the coordinators of the international Monster Network that studies monsters and monstrosity in cultural practices. Moreover, Koistinen is part of the international Game of Thrones research project dealing with the reception of the popular television series.