Beth Allison Barr

Professor / Historian / Writer

About

Beth Allison Barr received her B.A. from Baylor University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses primarily on women and gender identity in late medieval England, how the advent of Protestantism affected women in Christianity, and medieval attitudes towards women in sermons across the Reformation era. Beth is the author of The Pastoral Care of Women in Late Medieval England, co-editor of The Acts of the Apostles: Four Centuries of Baptist Interpretation, and author of more than a dozen articles (published and forthcoming). She is currently working on her next book, Women in English Sermons, 1350-1700. She is also a regular contributor to The Anxious Bench, a religious history blog on Patheos which has also paved the way for her contributions in Christianity Today and The Washington Post. Beth has been very active in service to her disciplineā€”serving as president of two historical societies (the Texas Medieval Association and the Conference on Faith and History), serving on the diversity committee and program committee for the American Society of Church History, serving on the sexual harassment committee for the Sixteenth Century Society, and serving as a board member for The Medieval Review (2015) and the Conference on Faith and History since 2013, as well as CFH program chair (2016) and Vice President (2016). Since receiving tenure in the History Department in 2014, Beth has served as Graduate Program Director in History (since 2016), received a Centennial Professor Award (2018), and received appointment (2018) as a Faculty-in-Residence for the LEAD Living & Learning Community in Allen/Dawson Residential Hall.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ph.D., Medieval History, 2004

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.A.., Medieval History, 1999

Baylor University

B.A., History, Minor in Classics, 1996

Employment

Associate Dean

Baylor University Graduate School, January 2019-present

Faculty-in-Residence

Baylor University, Dawson/Allen Leadership Living and Learning Community, August 2018-present

Graduate Program Director

Department of History, Baylor University, Waco, TX, August 2016-December 2018

Associate Professor

Department of History, Baylor University, Waco, TX, August 2014-present

Assistant Professor

Department of History, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 2008-August 2014

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Department of Religion, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 2006-2008

Lecturer

Department of History, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 2002-2006