Marie Cartier is a scholar, visual/performance artist, queer activist, poet and theologian who has been active in many movements for social change. She teaches at UC Irvine in Film and Media Studies, and California State University Northridge in Gender and Women’s Studies and Queer Studies. Her Ph.D. is in Religion from Claremont Graduate University (2010), with a major in Women Studies in Religion, and an emphasis in theology, ethics and culture.
Her book, Baby You Are My Religion: Women, Gay Bars and Theology before Stonewall was published by Routledge ( 2013). She has three Masters of Fine Arts Degrees, in Film, Theater, and Art. She is co-chair of the Lesbian Feminist Studies in Religion session for the national American Academy of Religion (AAR) and for the AAR/West she is co-chair of the Queer Studies in Religion session and founded the Queer Caucus.