Sofie Malmborg Hansen

    Sofie Malmborg Hansen

  • Lecturer
  • Danish language
  • Email
  • Office: 6410 Dwinelle
  • Office hours: Fall 2021: TBA

Sofie Malmborg Hansen is a Danish novelist with an academic background in anthropology and literature. She holds a BA (2016) and MA (2020) in social anthropology from the University of Copenhagen. In fall 2015, she studied French literature and language at the Université Paris Diderot. Sofie spent eight years researching and writing her first novel, Bargums synder, about Danish participation in the transatlantic slave trade in the 18th century. The novel was published in 2020 and received the Danish Debutantpris, a prize awarded annually to the best literary fiction debut published in Denmark. Sofie has previously taught qualitative research methods, academic writing, and theory of science as a teaching assistant at the University of Copenhagen and at the IT University of Copenhagen. She has worked as a translator, translating novels from English to Danish, and as a youth council coordinator, facilitating a platform for young people to get involved in local politics. Her ongoing interests include economic anthropology, contemporary Scandinavian literature, and intersections between literary studies and anthropology.