Sophie Bjork-James is an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University with over ten years of experience researching both the US based Religious Right and the white nationalist movements. She is the author of The Divine Institution: White Evangelicalism’s Politics of the Family (2021) and the co-editor of Beyond Populism: Angry Politics and the Twilight of Neoliberalism (2020). Her work has been featured on the NBC Nightly News, NPR’s All Things Considered, BBC Radio 4’s Today, and in the New York Times.
Specialist Research Areas:
Online white nationalism, Christian nationalism, male supremacism, hate crimes, preventing extremism
Sample publications include:
2021 The Divine Institution: White Evangelicalism’s Politics of the Family. Rutgers University Press.
2020 Beyond Populism: Angry Politics and the Twilight of Neoliberalism, edited with Jeff Maskovsky, West Virginia University Press.
2020 “Racializing misogyny: Sexuality and gender in the new online white nationalism,” Feminist Anthropology 1.2: 176-183.
2020 “Christian nationalism and LGBTQ Structural Violence in the United States,” Journal of Religion and Violence, 7.3: 278-302.
2020 “White Sexual Politics: The Patriarchal Family in White Nationalism and the Religious Right,” Transforming Anthropology, 28.1: 58-73.
Available for consultation in the following areas:
Media consultation on online white nationalism and evangelical politics; Expert Witness work including Expert Witness Reports; consulting on preventing extremism; consultations and interviews on hate crimes