Sofie Malmborg Hansen is a Danish novelist with an MA in Anthropology from the University of Copenhagen. Sofie’s debut novel, Bargums synder (2020), about Danish transatlantic slave trade, received the Danish Debutantpris, a prize awarded annually to the best literary fiction debut published in Denmark. She moved to the Bay Area in August 2021 to work as a lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Scandinavian Department, where she currently teaches courses on Scandinavian colonialism and contemporary Nordic novels, in addition to Beginning and Intermediate Danish. In all her classes, she aims to foster curiosity and creative expression.
Sofie has previously worked as a translator of fiction and taught university level classes on qualitative research methods and academic writing. As an anthropologist, she has worked to empower young people to build and engage in local democracy. Her ongoing interests include economic anthropology, new literary fiction, podcasts, and wild plants.