Research & Writing


A Cultural History of Feminist Thought and the Gender Revolution, 1750-2000, aka, The Age of de Beauvoir. Research into the development of the wide-ranging cultural feminist consciousness in modern America and the current gender revolution underway. Considering changes in religion, politics, social thought, science, economics and creative expression that have contributed to the feminist/gender revolution. Research funded by the New England Regional Consortium.

Gender in American Thought (GAT): The GAT Project in collaboration with other scholars seeks to incorporate a more detailed gender analysis in the history of American thought. Editorial board for Modern Intellectual History Forum on Gender in American Thought.

Essay, ” ‘ Pray to God; she will hear us’: Women Reimagine Religion and Politics in the 1970s” in The Religious Left in Modern America: Doorkeepers of a Radical Faith (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) edited by Douglas Rossinow, Leilah Danielson, and Marian Mollin.


Recent Reflections and Interviews

“Roundtable on the World Come of Age,” Society for U.S. Intellectual History, January 1, 2019.

“The Radical Rise of Liberation Theology: An Interview with Lilian Calles Barger” Religion and Politics, September 25, 2018

“Remembering James Cone: Kind and Fierce Iconoclast” Black Perspectives, September 6, 2018

“Seven Questions for Lilian Calles Barger” Religion in American History, September 3, 2018