- First Name
- Last Name
- Calles Barger
- NM New Mexico
- Independent scholar
- Website URL
- The Americas, intellectual history, cultural history, history of women, gender, feminism, religion, social justice, liberation theologies, social movements.
- Media Contact
- Additional Contact Information
- About Me
Lilian Calles Barger is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina and immigrated with her parents at the age of eight. She holds a Ph.D. in Humanities/History of Ideas from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her areas of expertise include religion/theology, cultural, intellectual, and women and gender history in the Americas. After a career in business, she founded the Damaris Project, a ten-year initiative to provide culture and faith resources for women to start small group conversations in their communities. She speaks and writes for numerous scholarly venues and general audiences. Her interest includes the adaptation of religion to social change, feminism and the long-term “gender revolution” currently underway. She works as an independent scholar and is a regular podcast host for the New Books Network. Currently, she is researching and writing a long history of feminist thought and on Simone de Beauvoir’s reception in America.
- Recent Publications
The World Come of Age: Religion, Intellectuals and the Challenge of Human Liberation, Oxford University Press, 2018.
“ ‘Pray to God, she will hear us’ Women Reimaging Religion and Politics in the 1970s,” in The Religious Left in Modern America: Doorkeepers of a Radical Faith edited by Douglas Rossinow, Leilah Danielson, and Marian Mollin. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
“What Came Before #MeToo: The ‘Himpathy’ that Shaped Misogyny” Yes! Magazine, Summer 2018. Print.
Author, “Backlash: From Nine To Five to The Devil Wears Prada.” Women’s Studies 40, no. 3 (April 2011): 336-350.
Chasing Sophia: Reclaiming the Lost Wisdom of Jesus. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007.
Eve’s Revenge: Women and a Spirituality of the Body. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2003.
- Media Coverage
- Recent, Historical Speaking Podcast and Christian Century, prior experience on podcasts, radio and television.
- Country Focus
- USA/Latin America Culture
- Expertise by Geography
- Latin America, United States
- Expertise by Chronology
- 19th century, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
- Expertise by Topic
- Gender, Race, Religion, Women