Date: Mar 29 2012
Location: Eastern Kentucky University
Bernadette Barton (Ph.D. University of Kentucky 2000) is Associate Professor of Sociology and Womenâ€™s Studies at Morehead State University.Â Her research and teaching interests include sexuality, gender, popular culture, religion, qualitative methods and the sex industry.
Barton is the author ofÂ Stripped: Inside the Lives of Exotic Dancers, (2006, New York University Press).Â SheÂ has publishedÂ inÂ Gender & Society,Â Sexuality & Culture, theJournal of Contemporary Ethnography, the Journal of Homosexuality, Feminist Formations, Qualitative Sociology, theJournal of Lesbian Studies, Symbolic Interaction, On the Issues Magazine and Alternet.
Bartonâ€™s current research project examines the experiences of gay men and lesbians, and is the focus of a new book titled,Â Pray the Gay Away: the Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays(forthcoming September 2012, NYU Press), and a multi-media presentation titledÂ The Toxic Closet: Christianity and Homosexuality in the Bible Belt.