Mahela Nilsson was born and raised in Copenhagen and holds a BA in Psychology from Aarhus University. During her studies, Mahela spent a year in Paris writing her thesis on political psychology and has taken courses on gender at Linnaeus University in Sweden. Recently, she finished a six month internship at UN Women, working on issues at the intersection of feminism and international diplomacy, and is now responsible for all EU-related work at the Danish feminist think tank Tænketanken Tora. In addition, Mahela works at Infomedia doing media analysis and plans to start a MA degree in September 2020. Mahela also enjoys baking, classical music, French podcasts, drinks with ice cubes and fighting for justice.
Updated May 2020
More from Mahela Nilsson
Under Huden (Under the Skin) - A podcast about Inuit tattoos, spiritism and women's power
Senior Fellows Emilie Helene Holm and Mahela Nilsson created this podcast about Inuit tattoos, spiritism and women's power, with tattoo artist, researcher and storyteller Maya Sialuk Jacobsen
Presenting the Podcast Series: 'Stories From the Unity of the Realm'
In this podcast series the 2020 Copenhagen Fellows delve into some of the topics covered in the 2020 Copenhagen Fellowship. Find out more about the podcasts here.
'Stories From the Unity of the Realm' - Episode 1: 'Educate Yourself'
How much do Danes actually know about the Unity of the Realm? Find out by listening to 2020 Fellows Dima, Mahela, and Aastha's contribution to the Podcast Series with the episode 'Educate Yourself'.
Humanity in Action Denmark Announces the 2020 Danish Fellows Cohort
From a competitive pool of applicants, 24 Fellows from Denmark were selected to join the 2020 Humanity in Action Fellows cohort.