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Garland Hall 220

Sophie Bjork-James

Assistant Professor of the Practice

Sophie Bjork-James is currently working on a book manuscript tentatively titled, The Political Ethics of Intimacy in American Evangelicalism, which investigates the role of the family in shaping what she calls lived evangelicalism. Based on ethnographic research of bible-study groups in Colorado Springs, The Political Ethics of Intimacy explores how conservative evangelical ethics are cultivated within religious communities and become linked to Religious Right political projects. Dr. Bjork-James has also completed research on the contemporary white supremacist movement. Her research interests include nationalist movements, gender and sexuality, and critical race theory.