Sofia Teives Henriques completed her PhD in economic history at Lund University (Sweden) in 2011. In 2012–2013 she was the recipient of a Carlsberg Foundation postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. Since 2014, she has been a research fellow in the Department of Economic History at Lund University, where she studies energy transitions in a long-run international comparative perspective.
One focus of her research is on the role of energy resources as a crucial contributor to the industrialization process of coal-poor countries, such as Portugal and Denmark. Another is on the identification of the drivers that influence the ever-changing interplay between environment and economic growth as countries evolve their economic structures from agriculture towards industry and services. During her stay at the Rachel Carson Center, Sofia will study the energy transitions of Lisbon (Portugal) in the last two hundred years.