About Lilian Calles Barger

Lilian Calles Barger is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina and immigrated with her parents as a child. She holds a Ph.D. in Humanities/History of Ideas from the University of Texas at Dallas and currently works as an independent scholar. She speaks and writes for a scholarly and general audience and is the author of two trade books on women and religion. Oxford University Press published her book The World Come of Age: An Intellectual History of Liberation Theology in 2018 selected as one of that year's best books by the African American Intellectual History Society. She has appeared in Women's Studies Journal, Aeon, Yes! Magazine, Christian Century, the anthology The Religious Left in Modern America: Doorkeepers of a Radical Faith (Palgrave Macmillan 2018), and online venues including U.S. Intellectual History, Black Perspectives, Black Agenda Report, American Religion, and Political Theology. Her expertise is in the relationship between religion/theology and modernity, social thought, women, and gender. She is currently writing a history of feminism through the life and work of Simone de Beauvoir and is a podcast host for the New Books Network. She lives in Taos, NM.

Lilian Calles Barger is a cultural, intellectual and gender historian. Her most recent book is entitled The World Come of Age: An Intellectual History of Liberation Theology (Oxford University Press, 2018). Her current writing project is on the cultural and intellectual history of women and the origins of feminism seen through the emblematic life and work of Simone de Beauvoir.

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