Gender and Women's Studies

Marie Cartier

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Dr. Marie Cartier is a scholar, visual /performance artist, queer activist, poet and theologian who has been active in many movements for social change.

Baby You Are My Religion Cover

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.

Dr. Cartier's Photograph is by Lenn Keller
The book jacket photo for "Baby You Are My Religion" is from the Carolyn Weathers Collection/ ONE Archives