Mikaela v. Freiesleben, Ph.D., is the Humanity in Action Denmark’s National Director and has a Master’s Degree in the Sociology of Religion and Minority Studies from the University of Copenhagen. Her Ph.D., from the Centre for Advanced Migration Studies, University of Copenhagen, analyses discourses of “parallel societies”, “ghettoisation” and “social cohesion” in past and present Danish political debate. She has previously been employed at the university teaching courses in the Minority Studies Section. Want to reach out to Mikaela v. Freiesleben? Feel free to e-mail.
Updated July 2019
More from Mikaela v. Freiesleben
Teaching Diversity and Human Rights: Getting to Know Mikaela v. Freiesleben
Meet our Danish National Director, Mikaela von Freiesleben, and hear her thoughts on why Humanity in Action is needed in society today.
'Nagymama' and I - Conversations with a Holocaust Survivor
'Nagymama' and I - Conversations with a Holocaust Survivor is a project meant to bear witness, through a personal retelling of Senior Fellow and Danish National Director Mikaela v. Freiesleben's Grandmothers life, and to give an example, through her own personal history, of how trauma is transmitted through generations.
Once, Grandmother Had Water Pipe Arms
Senior Fellow and Humanity in Action Denmark National Director Mikaela v. Freiesleben's article about her grandmother who survived Auschwitz and Belsen following her death - which coincided with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz - was published on information.dk.