Jenny Sundén


Feminist studies of digital media at the intersection of bodies, gender, sexual politics, and technologies. Critical humanist perspectives on AI, imagination and social justice.

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Jenny Sundén is Professor of Gender Studies at Södertörn University, Sweden. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Communication Studies, Linköping University. She was a visiting researcher at The Department of English, UC Berkeley, in 1998-1999, was in 2003 given a postdoctoral research grant to stay at INCITE (Incubator for Critical Inquiry into Technology and Ethnography), University of Surrey, and was in the Fall of 2010 a visiting scholar at the Department of Film and Media Studies, Hunter College (City University of New York). 2018-2019 she is a visiting Professor in Media Studies at the University of Turku. She has taught internationally, and serves recurrently as a reviewer of journals such as European Journal of Womens Studies, Feminist Media Studies, Feminist Theory, and New Media and Society. Her work is situated in the intersection of digital media studies, cultural studies, science and technology studies (STS), feminist and queer theory, and affect theory. She currently works on questions of technological brokenness, disruption, and delay as a contribution to feminist and queer theory, as well as on feminist uses of humor as forms of resistance in social media, focusing on how humor and shamelessness may rewire shame. Her articles appear in Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media & Technology; Configurations; European Journal of Cultural Studies; Feminist Media Studies; First Monday; Games and Culture; Lambda Nordica; Social Media + Society; Somatechnics, and Transformations.

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