Dr. Marie Cartier
Artist, Author, Activist and Scholar
Dr. Marie Cartier is a scholar, visual/performance artist, queer activist, writer and theologian. She has been active in many movements for social change. Marie teaches at UC Irvine in the Film & Media Studies Department and CSU Northridge in Gender and Women’s Studies. She recieved her Ph.D. in Religion from Claremont Graduate University, 2010, in Women Studies in Religion, with an emphasis on theology, ethics, and culture. She has published several articles on among other topics, the religiosity of pre-Stonewall gay women's/butch-femme bar culture and community, and created the concept of "theelogy."
She has three Master of Fine Arts Degrees – Film, Theater, and Visual Art. She also exhibits internationally her installation performance, MORGASM, the Museum of Radical Gender and Sex Matrix, which explores female orgasm in a museum context. Currently she is advising on and co-producing, The HomoFiles, a documentary film based on her dissertation and upcoming book, Baby You are My Religion: Women, Gay Bars, and Theology Before Stonewall. Marie is also a black belt in karate, yoga instructor, and the founder of the Dandelion Warrior Movement.
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