Lilian Calles Barger, (Ph.D. University of Texas at Dallas)
I am an independent historian, writer and speaker working in Taos, New Mexico. I am a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina and immigrated to the U.S. as a child. Before my current work as a historian, I had a successful career in business, non-profit leadership experience and writing for general audiences. My research interests include the historical development of social, religious and feminist thought in modern America with a particular expertise in gender history and the emergence of liberation theology. The latter is the subject of my current book project tentatively titled, The World Come of Age: Religion, Intellectuals and the Challenge of Human Liberation (forthcoming from Oxford University Press). I am currently co-host for New Books Network covering gender, religion, intellectual history and American Studies; a venue that allows me to share my conversations with scholars about their most recent work. My training and experience in business, non-profits and as a writer and speaker on women, culture and religion prepares me for a wide variety of intellectual and cultural projects. I am available to address community groups, conferences, and the media.