Sofie Lene Bak is Associate Professor in Modern History at Copenhagen University. Her fields of expertise include the Holocaust, antisemitism, and racism studies, and she has written intensively on Danish national socialist movements. Bak received her PhD from Copenhagen University in 2003 with a dissertation on antisemitism in Denmark during 1930–1945 and published ground-breaking monographs on the Holocaust in Denmark, repatriation and restitution of Holocaust victims, and most recently on the legal fight against antisemitism and Nazism. She is former curator and Research Manager at the Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen and by virtue of her theoretical and methodological interests in oral history and memory studies continuously dedicated to public history in developing TV documentaries, educational textbooks, and features. As a leading national expert, she has edited several anthologies on contemporary history, published articles in Danish, English and German on the Holocaust, antisemitism, Danish Jewish history, and occupation history at top ranking publishers including Routledge, De Gruyter and Berghahn. She is editor of the journal FraKrig og Fred, published by the Danish Commission for Danish Military History and of Rambam: Tidsskrift for jødisk kultur og forskning, published by The Society for Danish Jewish History.
- History of anti-Semitism and racism
- Second World War
- Public history
- Oral history