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Jenny Bonnevier

Position: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences


Phone: +46 19 303080

Room: F3157

Research subject Research environments

About Jenny Bonnevier

Jenny Bonnevier is senior lecturer in English, American literature. Her academic fields are feminist theory, in particular material feminisms, and cultural studies.


Bonnevier teaches primarily in the teacher training programs, especially course modules on subject pedagogy and literary pedagogy, English language literature, and culture.  She also teaches courses on speculative fiction and on African American women writers.


Bonnevier's research currently explores speculative fiction that imagines societies in which the place of humanity and its relations to the more-than-human world challenge anthropocentric worldviews. It asks in what ways these stories can help us articulate new understandings of sustainable and just societies - livable worlds. The fiction it enters into conversations with is written by feminist, indigenous and Black diaspora writers and related traditions of thought are central to the analysis. The potential and limitation of the concept "transspecies kinship" is an important focus.

Bonnevier's research has previously dealt with reproductive technologies and kinship formations in contemporary American popular culture and her co-edited anthology Kinship in the Fiction of N.K. Jemisin: Relations of Power and Resistance will be published with Lexington Books during the spring of 2023. 

She is a member of the Science Fiction Research Association and the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts.

Bonnevier received her PhD in 2005 in English, especially American literature, at Uppsala university, with the dissertation Estranging Cognition: Feminist Science Fiction and the Borders of Reason

Bonnevier is also interested in the field of literary pedagogy, especially the potential of narratives of the future in supporting increased understanding of and will to action to create a more sustainable world.

Since 2010, Bonnevier is on the board of The Swedish Association for American Studies (president of the association 2012-2016 and 2020-2024). She was on the board of the Advanced Cultural Studies Institute in Sweden (ACSIS) 2016-2018. She also serves on the editorial board of the journal American Studies in Scandinavia and has served om the editorial board of Tidskrift för genusvetenskap (Journal of Gender Studies).  


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Articles in journals

Articles, book reviews

Articles, reviews/surveys

Chapters in books

Collections (editor)

Conference papers

Doctoral theses, monographs