Victoria Sorensen


Victoria Pihl Sorensen (she/her/hers) is a Ph.D. student at Cornell University in the Department of Performing and Media Arts minoring in Science and Technology Studies. Her research examines media in public health and social hygiene initiatives in early 20th century Denmark and what this eugenic legacy can tell us about the functions of contemporary social democracy, its myths and meanings, in Denmark as well as in the United States.

Victoria holds an MA in Women’s and Gender Studies from The CUNY Graduate Center and approaches her scholarship from a perspective that takes critical analyses on race, gender, sexuality, and class as its focal point. Her research has been supported by the Thanks to Scandinavia Scholarship (2019), the Sage Fellowship (2020), and the Institute for Comparative Modernities (2020). Outside of her academic work, she bakes cakes and cares for two amazing canine companions, Hugo and Jolene.