She has a background in political science, sociology, economic history and psychology, with a doctorate in political science from Gothenburg University (1991). Her dissertation was titled Love Power and Political Interests. Her main fields of research are social and political theory.
Jónasdóttir, Anna; Jones, Kathleen (1988). The Political interests of gender: developing theory and research with a feminist face. London Newbury Park: Sage Publications. ISBN9780803980860.
Jónasdóttir, Anna (1991). Love power and political interests: towards a theory of patriarchy in contemporary western societies. Örebro, Sweden: University of Örebro. ISBN9789176681169.
Jónasdóttir, Anna (1994). Why women are oppressed. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. ISBN9781566391108. Published in Spanish under the title El poder del amor: le importa el sexo a la democracia. Madrid Valencia Madrid: Ediciones Cátedra Universitat de València Instituto de la Mujer. 1993. ISBN9788437611891.
Jónasdóttir, Anna; Rosenbeck, Bente; van der Fehr, Drude (1998). Is there a Nordic feminism?: Nordic feminist thought on culture and society. London Philadelphia: UCL Press. ISBN9781857288780.
Jónasdóttir, Anna; Jones, Kathleen (2009). The political interests of gender revisited: redoing theory and research with a feminist face. Tokyo New York: United Nations University Press. ISBN9789280811605.Pdf version.
Jónasdóttir, Anna; Jones, Kathleen; Bryson, Valerie (2011). Sexuality, gender and power intersectional and transnational perspectives. New York: Routledge. ISBN9780415880879.
Jónasdóttir, Anna G; Ferguson, Ann (2014). Love: a question for feminism in the twenty-first century. New York: Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality. ISBN9780415704298.