Program Assistant

Sofia Bach

Sofia

Sofia has been working as the Program Assistant in the German-Canadian Studies Department at the University of Winnipeg since September 2021. She holds an MPhil degree (2020) in European Studies from the University of Sydney, Australia. Her thesis Hermann Hesse’s Orient: Western Crisis and Eastern Redemption  deals with the role of the Orient for the twentieth-century receptions of Hermann Hesse’s novels, a century marked by a multitude of socio-political crises in the West. She completed a joint-honours degree in German Studies and Asian Religions (B.A. 2016) at McGill University.

Prior to joining the German-Canadian Studies Department, Sofia worked as a French language instructor at the University of Winnipeg, the University of Sydney, and the University of Technology Sydney. She also worked as a Research Assistant with the digital humanities lab .Txtlab at McGill University, where she was tasked with many projects in German, French and English.

As an immigrant to Canada from European and North African heritage, Sofia is interested in migration studies and the experience of immigrants in Canada in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Her love of the German culture and language led her to German-Canadian Studies.