Sophie Bjork-James

Sophie Bjork-James

Sophie Bjork-James is an Assistant Professor in the anthropology department at Vanderbilt University. She has over ten years’ experience researching both the US-based Religious Right and the white nationalist movements and is the co-editor of Beyond Populism: Angry Politics and the Twilight of Neoliberalism (West Virginia University Press, 2020). She is the author of The Divine Institution: White Evangelicalism’s Politics of the Family (Rutgers University Press, 2021) which provides an ethnographic account of how a theology of the family came to dominate a white evangelical tradition in the post-Civil Rights movement United States, providing a theological corollary to Religious Right politics.


White nationalism, fueled by social media, is on the rise and attracting violent young white men

By: - August 23, 2022

White nationalists keep showing up in the hearings of the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. Evidence is mounting that white nationalist groups who want to establish an all-white state played a significant role in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol that left five dead and dozens wounded. Thus far, the […]