Sonja Luehrmann is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Her research focuses on religion, atheism, and lived ideology in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia. In her current ethnographic research, she focuses on anti-abortion activism in the post-Soviet Russian Orthodox Church. Sonja Luehrmann is the author of Secularism Soviet Style: Teaching Atheism and Religion in a Volga Republic (Indiana, 2011) and Religion in Secular Archives: Soviet Atheism and Historical Knowledge (Oxford, 2015). Most recently, she edited Praying with the Senses: Contemporary Orthodox Christian Spirituality in Practice (Indiana, 2018).
- “Blending In: Ambient Faith, Pronatalism, and the Question of a State Church in Contemporary Russia”