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). She has taught internationally, and serves recurrently as a reviewer of journals such as European Journal of Women's Studies, Feminist Media Studies, Feminist Theory, and New Media and Society. Her research interests are primarily in new media studies, game studies, cultural studies, science and technology studies (STS), feminist theory, queer theory, affect theory, and ethnography.
She is the author of Material Virtualities: Approaching Online Textual Embodiment (Peter Lang, 2003) and Gender and Sexuality in Online Game Cultures: Passionate Play (Routledge 2012, with Malin Sveningsson). Her edited volumes include Cyberfeminism in Northern Lights: Gender and Digital Media in a Nordic Context (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007, with Malin Sveningsson Elm), Second Nature: Origins and Originality in Art, Science and New Media (AxlBooks 2011, with Rolf Hughes), and a special issue of the journal Somatechnics on "Somatechinical figurations: Bodies, Kinship, Affect" (Edinburgh University Press 2013, guest edited with Ulrika Dahl). Her articles appear in Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media & Technology, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Feminist Media Studies, Games and Culture, and Somatechnics.