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Peter Christian Bjorndahl Sorensen is an Assistant Professor at the History Department in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Hong Kong Baptist University. He held an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Wolf Humanities Center, at the University of Pennsylvania in 2022-23, received his PhD from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 2022, and won the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), International Dissertation Research Fellowship in 2017-18.

Research Interests

His work focuses on sixteenth-century Mexico City and the intellectual and cultural history of the city’s Nahua residents. His work contextualizes a collection of sixteenth-century Nahuatl song lyrics, often referred to as the Cantares Mexicanos, with archival research and work with rare and published colonial manuscripts. Dr. Sorensen is currently working on a book of translations with commentaries of Nahuatl language songs titled Nahuatl Songs About the Fall of Tenochtitlan from the Cantares Mexicanos (Dumbarton Oaks, under contract), and converting his Phd dissertation into a monograph, tentatively titled Nahua Singers: Celebrating an Indigenous Empire in Sixteenth-Century Mexico City.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, History, Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey

Award Date: 15 May 2022

Master, History, Trent University

Award Date: 17 Jan 2012

Bachelor, History, Minor in Classical Studies

Award Date: 15 Jun 2007


  • F1201 Latin America (General)
  • Colonial Mexico
  • Mexico City
  • Tenochtitlan
  • Performance
  • Precolombian


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