Season 2: Episode #44: Were gay bars a religious experience for gay people before Stonewall? with Dr. Marie Cartier
In this Episode, Kelsie and Brooke chat with Dr. Marie Cartier about gay life before Stonewall and how gay bars often served as a religious experience for queer people seeking sanctuary. Such an amazing collection of interviews and personal accounts. We are so excited to share! Join us!
Dr. Marie Cartier is a scholar, visual /performance artist, queer activist, poet and theologian who has been active in many movements for social change.
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She teaches at Univ. Calif. Irvine in Film and Media Studies , and at California State University Northridge in Gender and Women’s Studies. Her Ph.D. is in Religion from Claremont Graduate University (2010), in Women Studies and Religion, with an emphasis on theology, ethics and culture. Her book, Baby You Are My Religion: Women, Gay Bars and Theology before Stonewall was published by Acumen Press in 2013.
She also has three Master of Fine Arts Degrees – Film Studies, and Theater, from UCLA and Visual Art from Claremont. Her thesis project from Claremont, an installation performance project MORGASM, the Museum of Radical Gender and Sex Matrix, explores female orgasm in a museum context, and is currently available on the web.
She is a widely published poet, whose works have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She has also published several plays and also poetry, among these is I'm Your Daughter, Not Your Lover.
She currently teaches in Gender and Women's Studies, as well as in Queer Studies.