Friday, September 05, 2003

And here's what Jenny says about herself and the project she'll be doing at Surrey.

Jenny Sundén has a Ph.D. from the Department of Communication Studies at Linkoping University, Sweden. She was a visiting scholar in the English Department at the University of California at Berkeley in 1998-1999, and is now teaching in the field of media and cultural studies. Her publications
include "Material Virtualities: Approaching Online Textual Embodiment" (forthcoming 2003, Peter Lang, NY).

The research project she will work on during her stay at the University of Surrey is entitled "Reproduction/Remediation: Cyberfeminist Interventions in Reproductive- and Information Technologies". The aim of the project is to investigate the links between information technologies and reproductive technologies in terms of body politics. It sets out to explore the connections between racially/sexually different bodies and various technologies in an era when concepts like 'original' and 'origin' are profoundly troubled by notions of 'copy' and 'reiteration'. Exceedingly interdisciplinary in nature, the project attempts to transgress the border between the traditions of Cultural Studies and Science and Technology Studies, as well as the (sometimes all too visible) lines between feminist-, postcolonial-, and queer theory.