Class I (2003-2004)

7. Sofia Knöchel Ledberg

Sponsor Club: Sweden, District 2350

Sofia is a graduate student in the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, Sweden. She completed her undergraduate degree in Chinese Studies, Social Anthropology and Development Studies at Stockholm University and School of Oriental and African Studies, London University. Sofia has also studied at the Beijing College of Economics, China. Her primary area of interest is Northeast Asia, especially the People's Republic of China. After completing her Masters degree, Sofia is expected to take up a position within the Program for Silk Road Studies, the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University. The Department is conducting research in areas such as Conflict Prevention and Conflict Management in Northeast Asia and Narcotics and Organised Crime in Central and Northeast Asia. Sofia will be involved in a research project on nationalism and China's foreign policy.