Indiana Sobol

Indy Sobol is a History M.Phil. student in the U.S. History strand. Her primary academic interest is Christian involvement in shaping the politics and laws of the Postwar United States. Her M.Phil. dissertation will examine Jehovah’s Witnesses in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, with a focus on the group’s utilization of litigation to contest the erosion of the separation of church and state.

Prior to arriving at Oxford, she completed a B.A. in History from Stanford University. Her honors thesis explored the legal and political responses of American evangelicals to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Her other research interests include the Catholic Worker Movement, religious involvement in anti-war protests during the Vietnam War, and the sexual revolution of the 1960s.