Beth Allison Barr

BethBarr-16 (web)Beth Allison Barr is Associate Dean in the Graduate School and Associate Professor of History at Baylor University and a Resident Scholar at Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

Her research focuses on women and religion in medieval England, as well as how the Reformation era affected women in Christianity. She is known to dabble in the history of modern evangelicalism, especially as it relates to women and Baptists. She is the author of The Pastoral Care of Women in Late Medieval England (Boydell, 2008), editor of The Acts of the Apostles: Four Centuries of Baptist Interpretation, and her published articles include chapters in A Companion to Pastoral Care in the Late Middle Ages and The King James Bible and the World It Made along with articles in Fourteenth Century England, The Journal of Religious History, and Church History and Religious Culture.

Her current book projects include The Making of Biblical Womanhood, Women in English Sermons 1381-1625, and a Christian history textbook. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004, and has been happily married to a Baptist pastor for more than 20 years. You can find her website at and follow her on Twitter @bethallisonbarr.