Sorensen HeadshotPeter Bjorndahl Sorensen has accepted a tenure track position at Hong Kong Baptist University. Peter is a 2022 graduate of the History Ph.D. program and worked with Professor Townsend.

Peter is now is a Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Wolf Humanities Center. Peter's work focuses on Nahuatl language documents, and popular song lyrics that engage the voices of the Nahuas during a time of upheaval and conflict. By contextualizing the song lyrics within indigenous annals (or, xiuhpohualli), and other colonial sources, he shows how precolonial history and history keeping were cornerstones of how Nahua residents of Tenochtitlan saw and embraced their heritage.