Jenny Sundén is Professor of Gender Studies at Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden. She received her Ph.D. 2002 from the Department of Communication Studies, Linköping University. She has been a visiting scholar at: UC Berkeley English Department (1998-1999); INCITE (Incubator for Critical Inquiry into Technology and Ethnography), University of Surrey (2003); School of Journalism and Communication, Peking University (2006, 2008); Department of Film and Media Studies, Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY, 2011), and Department of Media Studies, University of Turku (2018-2019). She teaches humanities and cultural studies oriented courses, and in particular those focusing on feminist and queer theory. She currently teaches primarily on advanced graduate and postgraduate levels.
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 queer theory and queer lives, as well as on feminist uses of humor as forms of resistance in social media, focusing on how humor and laughter may rewire shame and acts of shaming. Her articles appear for example 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.