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Anna Jonasdottir

Title: Senior Professor School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

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About Anna Jonasdottir

Anna G. Jónasdóttir is Senior Professor in Gender Studies at Örebro University. She is affiliated board member in the Institute for Thematic Gender Studies (GI) (collaboration between Karlstad University, Linköping University and Örebro University) and member of the Executive Board of the three-campus based GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies. Within the GEXcel Collegium she is co-charing (with PhD Lena Gunnarsson) the research strand "Love and feminist theory".

Her main research interests are feminist social and political theory, especially (i) continuities and changes of sociosexual power relations and the significance of love in contemporary Western, formal-legally equal societies, (ii) different perspectives and debates on intersectionality and (iii) the relation between studies of men and masculinities and feminist theory. Her latest book (co-ed. with Ann Ferguson) is Love: A Question for Feminism in the Twenty-First Century (Routledge 2014).

Her ongoing projects are Feminism and the Power of Love. Interdisciplinary Interventions, with a group of international scholars; and

Feminist Theorizings of Intersectionality. Transversal Dialogues and New Synergies (INSECT), with a group of scholars at Örebro University and Linköping University, funded by the Swedish Research Council (2012-2016).

Anna G. Jónasdóttir was the first professor of Gender Studies at Örebro University (2001-2009) and one of the first Gender Studies professors in Sweden. Earlier she held various posts as both junior and senior lecturer in Sociology as well as Political Science at Örebro University, and in Women's Studies (now Gender Studies) at Gothenburg University. She led the multidisciplinary Centre for Feminist Social Studies, Örebro University, from its inception there, and together with prof Nina Lykke, Linköping University, she initiated the contract-based research collaboration between the two universities (2006 onwards) which from 2012 also includes Karlstad University. She was Co-director of the two-campus Centre of Gender Excellence (funded by the Swedish Research Council 2007-2011). To exemplify other previous employments/appointments, she was appointed expert in "Kvinnomaktutredingen" (Public Investigation on Women and Economic Power) by cabinet minister Mona Sahlin (1995-1997); and during the 1990s she held a five-year research position at (the former) HSFR (The former Swedish Council for Research in the Humanities and the Social Sciences).

Anna G. Jónasdóttir was educated at the universities of Örebro, Uppsala and Gothenburg, and took her PhD in Political Science at Gothenburg University 1991. Thesis title: Love Power and Political Interests. Towards a Theory of Patriarchy in contemporary Western Societies. She was appointed Reader (Swedish docent level) at the same institution in 1997.

She was awarded honorary doctorate at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland on the 18th of June 2015.

Publications

Articles in journals |  Articles, book reviews |  Books |  Chapters in books |  Collections (editor) |  Conference papers |  Conference proceedings (editor) |  Doctoral theses, monographs |  Reports | 

Articles in journals

Jonasdottir, A. G. (2016). Dr. Anna G. Jonasdottir: Acceptance Speech for Honorary Doctorate from Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland. Given 18th of June, 2015. Stjornmal og Stjornsysla / The Icelandic Review of Politics & Administration, 12 (1).
Gunnarsson, L. & Jónasdóttir, A. G. (2016). För ett brett fält av feministiska kärleksstudier. Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, 37 (2), 3-10.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (2011). ¿Qué clase de poder es "el poder del amor"?. Sociológica, 26 (74), 247-273.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (2005). Feminism och forskning - vem stal förändringsperspektivet?. Socialistisk debatt (1), 73-87.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (2002). Kärlekskraft: feministiska frågor och Marx metod. Häften för Kritiska Studier (2-4), 16-32.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1998). Kvinnoord i Norden: varför använda "genus" när "kön" finns?. Nytt fra NIKK (2), 8-9.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1988). Does sex matter to democracy?. Scandinavian Political Studies, 11 (4), 299-322.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1988). Gemensamt och specifikt i kvinnoförtrycket. Häften för Kritiska Studier (2), 35-45.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1987). Patriarkat, marxism och tvåsystemteori. Häften för Kritiska Studier (4), 34-57.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1985). Kvinnors intressen och andra värden. Kvinnovetenskaplig tidskrift (2), 17-33.
Halsaa, B. , Hedlund-Ruth, G. & Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1984). Patriarkatet existerar. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift (3), 276-277.

Articles, book reviews

Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1994). Den politiske betydningen av kjønn [av Hege Skjeje]. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift (2), 215-219.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1984). Helga Maria Hernes: Staten – kvinner ingen adgang? Oslo: Universitetsforlaget 1982. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift (3), 285-286.

Books

Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1994). Why women are oppressed. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1993). El poder del amor: le importa el sexo a la democracia?. Madrid: Ediciones Catedra (Feminismos Series 13).
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1984). Kvinnoteori: några perspektiv och problem inom kvinnoforskningens teoribildning. Örebro: Högskolan i Örebro (Skriftserien / Högskolan i Örebro 32).

Chapters in books

Jónasdóttir, A. G. & Ferguson, A. (2014). Introduction. In: Anna G. Jónasdóttir and Ann Ferguson, Love: A Question for Feminism in the Twenty-First Century (pp. 1-10). New York and London: Routledge.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (2014). Los estudios acerca del amor: un renovado campo de interés para el conocimiento. In: Adriana García Andrade & Olga Sabido Ramos, Cuerpo y afectividad en la sociedad contemporánea: Algunas rutas del amor y la experiencia sensible en las ciencias sociales (pp. 39-80). San Pablo: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Azcapotzalco.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (2014). Love Studies: A (Re)New(ed) Field of Feminist Knowledge Interests. In: Anna G. Jónasdóttir and Ann Ferguson, Love: A Question for Feminism in the Twenty-First Century (pp. 11-30). New York and London: Routledge.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. & Strid, S. (2011). Introduction. In: Sofia Strid, Anna G. Jónasdóttir, GEXcel work in progress report volume IX: Proceedings from GEXcel theme 10: Love in our time - a question for feminism. Conference of Workshops 2-4 December 2010 (pp. 17-19). Örebro and Linköping: Örebro University and Linköping University.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. , Bryson, V. & Jones, K. B. (2011). Introduction. In: Anna G. Jonasdottir, Valerie Bryson, Kathleen B. Jones, Sexuality, gender and power: Intersectional and transnational perspectives (pp. 1-13). New York, USA and Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (2011). Mapping and making/re-making Love studies as a field of knowledge interests. In: Sofia Strid, Anna G. Jónasdóttir, GEXcel work in progress report volume IX: Proceedings from GEXcel theme 10: Love in our time - a question for feminism. Conference of workshops, 2-4 December 2010 (pp. 21-29). Örebro and Linköping: Örebro University and Linköping University.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (2011). Om kön och genus, kropp och politik: ett samtal med Maud fortsätter. In: Diane Sainsbury, Maritta Soininen, Kön, makt, nation: tillägnad Maud Eduards (pp. 1-13). Stockholm: Stockholms universitet, Statsvetenskapliga institutionen.
Jonasdottir, A. G. (2011). What kind of power is 'love power'?. In: Anna G. Jonasdottir, Valerie Bryson, Kathleen B. Jones, Sexuality, gender and power: intersectional and transnational perspectives (pp. 45-59). New York, NY: Routledge.
Strid, S. & Jónasdottir, A. G. (2010). Introduction. In: Sofia Strid and Anna G. Jónasdóttir, GEXcel work in progress report. Vol. 8: Proceedings from GEXcel theme 10: Love in our time – a question for feminism: spring 2010 (pp. 17-19). Örebro: Örebro University.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (2010). Love in our time: a question for feminism: presentation of research theme 10. In: Sofia Strid, Anna G. Jónasdóttir, GEXcel work in progress report volume VIII: Proceedings from GEXcel theme 10: Love in our time - a question for feminism. Spring 2010 (pp. 19-29). Örebro and Linköping: Örebro University and Linköping University.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (2009). Feminist questions, Marx's method and the theorisation of ‘love power’. In: Anna G. Jónasdóttir, Kathleen B. Jones, The political interests of gender revisited: redoing theory and research with a feminist face (pp. 58-83). Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (2009). Gender relations and historical materialism - still a contested connection: a critique of Frigga Haug. In: Cecilia Åsberg, Gender delight: science, knowledge, culture, and writing ... : for Nina Lykke (pp. 357-367). Linköping: Linköping University.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. & Jones, K. B. (2009). Out of epistemology: feminist theory in the 1980s and beyond. In: Anna G. Jónasdóttir, Kathleen B. Jones, The political interests of gender revisited: redoing theory and research with a feminist face (pp. 17-57). Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. & Jones, K. B. (2009). The political interests of gender revisited: reconstructing feminist theory and political research. In: Anna G. Jónasdóttir, Kathleen B. Jones, The political interests of gender revisited: redoing theory and research with a feminist face (pp. 1-16). Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (2003). Berit Ås kvinnokulturansats – dess teoretiska karaktär och utvecklingspotential. In: Ingrid Morken, Festskrift til Berit Ås: på 75-årsdagen 10. april 2003. Oslo: Kvinneuniversitetet Kondor.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. & von der Fehr, D. (1998). Introduction: ambiguous times – contested spaces in the politics, organization and identities of gender. In: Drude von der Fehr, Bente Rosenbeck, Anna G. Jónasdóttir, Is there a Nordic feminism?: Nordic feminist thought on culture and society (pp. 1-20). London: UCL Press.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1997). Inledning: Institutioner i förändring och jämställdhetens framtid. In: Anna G. Jónasdóttir, Styrsystem och jämställdhet: institutioner i förändring och könsmaktens framtid : rapport till Utredningen om fördelningen av ekonomisk makt och ekonomiska resurser mellan kvinnor och män (pp. 1-19). Stockholm: Fritzes.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1994). Kärleksmakt och politiska intressen. In: Anna G. Jónasdóttir, Gunnela Björk, Teorier om patriarkatet: betydelser, begränsningar och utvecklingslinjer (pp. 53-72). Örebro: Kvinnovetenskapligt forum, Högsk..
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1993). Patriarkat som samhällsteoretiskt problem. In: Liselotte Jakobsen, Jan Ch. Karlsson, Jämställdhetsforskning: sökljus på Sverige som jämställdhetens förlovade land (pp. 71-89). Karlstad: Högskolan i Karlstad.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1992). Har kön någon betydelse för demokratin?. In: Gertrud Åström, Yvonne Hirdman, Kontrakt i kris: om kvinnors plats i välfärdsstaten (pp. 205-236). Stockholm: Carlsson.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1992). Le interesa el sexo a la democracia?. In: Silvia Chejter, Barbara Nelson, El sexo natural del estado: Mujeres: Alternativas para la decada de los 90. Montevideo: Nordan Communidad.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. , Landby Eduards, M. & Gustafsson, G. (1989). Könsmakt och maktlöshet i nationalstaten. In: Kvinnors makt och inflytande: forskningsöversikt och forskningsbehov (pp. 25-52). Stockholm: JÄMFO.
Jones, K. B. & Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1988). Introduction: gender as an analytical category in political theory. In: Kathleen B. Jones, Anna G. Jónasdóttir, The political interests of gender: developing theory and research with a feminist face (pp. 1-10). London: Sage.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1988). On the concept of interest, women´s interests, and the limitations of interest theory. In: The political interests of gender: developing theory and research with a feminist face (pp. 33-65). London: Sage.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1987). I kvinnors intresse: förtrycksfri form och öppet innehåll. In: Aino Saarinen, Eva Hänninen-Salmelin, Marja Keränen, Kvinnor och makt: kvinnoperspektiv på 'välfärdsstaten'. Tammerfors: Tammersfors universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga forskningsinstitutionen.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1986). Kön, makt, politik: sammanfattning av en pågående teoriutveckling om grundvalarna i det formellt jämlika samhällets mansvälde. In: Hillevi Ganetz, Evy Gunnarsson, Anita Göransson, Feminism och marxism: en förälskelse med förhinder : en antologi (pp. 147-169). Stockholm: Arbetarkultur.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1983). Hon för honom – han för staten: om Hobbes' och Lockes kvinnosyn. In: Maud Eduards, Kön, makt, medborgarskap: kvinnan i politiskt tänkande från Platon till Engels (pp. 55-86). Stockholm: Liber.
Hedlund-Ruth, G. & Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1983). Statsvetenskap. In: Om hälften vore kvinnor ---: kvinnor i forskningen : Jämställdhetskommitténs betänkande om kvinnorna i forskningen (pp. 94-99). Stockholm: Liber/Allmänna förlaget.

Collections (editor)

Jónasdóttir, A. G. (ed.) & Ferguson, A. (ed.) (2014). Love: A Question for Feminism in the Twenty-First Century (1:aed.). New York and London: Routledge (Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality 14).
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (ed.) , Bryson, V. (ed.) & Jones, K. B. (ed.) (2011). Sexuality, gender and power: intersectional and transnational perspectives. New York, US and Abingdon, UK: Routledge (Routledge advances in feminist studies and intersectionality 3).
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (ed.) & Jones, K. B. (ed.) (2009). The political interests of gender revisited: redoing theory and research with a feminist face. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
von der Fehr, D. (ed.) , Rosenbeck, B. (ed.) & Jónasdóttir, A. G. (ed.) (1998). Is there a Nordic feminism?: Nordic feminist thought on culture and society. London: UCL Press (Gender, change & society ).
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (ed.) & Björk, G. (ed.) (1994). Teorier om patriarkatet: betydelser, begränsningar och utvecklingslinjer. Örebro: Högskolan i Örebro (Kvinnovetenskapligt forums skriftserie 2).
Jones, K. B. (ed.) & Jónasdóttir, A. G. (ed.) (1988). The political interests of gender: developing theory and research with a feminist face. London: Sage (Sage modern politics series 20).

Conference papers

Strid, S. & Jónasdóttir, A. G. (2014). Feminist theorizing of intersectionality. Paper presented at International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan, July 13-19, 2014.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (2008). Gender, sexuality and global change: welcome and a presentation of the research theme. In: Lena Gunnarsson, Anna G Jónasdóttir, Gunnel Karlsson, GEXcel work in progress report Vol. 2, proceedings from GEXcel Theme 1: Gender, sexuality and global change, Fall 2007. Örebro: Örebro university.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (2007). Theme 1: gender, sexuality and global change. In: Stine Adrian, Malena Gustavsson, Nina Lykke, GEXcel work in progress report. Vol. 1 proceedings from GEXcel kick-off conference : december 2007. Linköping/Örebro: Linköping university/Örebro university.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1996). Genusperspektiv på statsvetenskap. In: Genusperspektiv i forskningen. Paper presented at Seminarium om genusperspektiv i forskningen, 1995 (pp. 73-87). Stockholm: Fritze.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1991). Könsbegreppet i samhällsvetenskapen: tre kontroverser. In: Könsrelationernas betydelse som vetenskaplig kategori rapport från ett seminarium den 24 och 25 november 1990. Paper presented at Seminarium den 24 och 25 november 1990 (pp. 29-54). Stockholm: JÄMFO.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1986). Kön, maktens kriterier och mansväldets legitimitet. In: Makt och kön rapport från ett seminarium 17-18 oktober 1985. Paper presented at Seminarium 17-18 oktober 1985 (pp. 58-83). Stockholm: JÄMFO.

Conference proceedings (editor)

Strid, S. (ed.) & Jónasdóttir, A. G. (ed.) (2011). GEXcel work in progress report volume IX: Proceedings from GEXcel theme 10: Love in our time - a question for feminism. Conference of workshops 2-4 December 2010. Örebro and Linköping: Örebro University and Linköping University (CFS Report Series and Tema Genus Report Series 15).
Strid, S. (ed.) & Jónasdóttir, A. G. (ed.) (2010). GEXcel work in progress report volume VIII: Proceedings from GEXcel theme 10: Love in our time - a question for feminism. Spring 2010. Örebro, Linköping: Örebro University, Linköping University (CFS Report Series and Tema Genus Report Series 14).
Gunnarsson, L. (ed.) , Jónasdóttir, A. G. (ed.) & Karlsson, G. (ed.) (2008). GEXcel Work in Progress Report. Volume II: Proceedings from GEXcel Theme 1: Gender, Sexuality and Global Change. Fall 2007. Örebro: Örebro university (CFS report series 7).

Doctoral theses, monographs

Jónasdóttir, A. G. (1991). Love Power and Political Interests: Towards a Theory of Patriarchy in Contemporary Western Societies. (Doctoral dissertation). Göteborg:

Reports

Jónasdóttir, A. G. (2009). ¿Es la explotación sólo algo malo o… qué tipo de poder es el poder del amor?. Castelló: Fundación Isonomía para la Igualdad de Oportunidades, Universitat Jaume I.
Jónasdóttir, A. G. (2009). Is exploitation only bad? Or what kind of power is lover power?. Castelló: Fundación Isonomía para la Igualdad de Oportunidades. Universitat Jaume I,Fundación Isonomía para la Igualdad de Oportunidades, Universitat Jaume I.