Sophie Bjork-James is an Assistant Professor of the Practice in Anthropology at Vanderbilt University. She is currently working on a book manuscript tentatively titled, Honor and Obey: Race, Respectability, and Making the Evangelical Family Sacred, which explores the importance of the family in the white evangelical tradition. Dr. Bjork-James is also an expert on the contemporary white supremacist movement and has studied the online white nationalist movement for over a decade. She has an interest in reproductive politics and is developing a Nashville focused research project on unequal pregnancy outcomes.
Her work has been featured on the NBC Nightly News, NPR’s All Things Considered, BBC Radio 4’s Today programs, ABC’s (Australia) Planet America, and in articles in Reuters, USA Today, and Vox.