Virginia Abernethy (born 1934) is a professor emerita of psychiatry and anthropology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She has published research on population demography and immigration. She has been on Editorial Advisory Board of The Occidental Quarterly and The Occidental Observer. In 2012, she ran for Vice President of the United States alongside Merlin Miller for the American Freedom Party. Abernethy has rejected allegation she is a "white supremacist", describing herself as a separatist.