Dr. Bernadette Barton is Professor of Sociology and Director of Gender Studies at Morehead State University, and a popular public speaker unafraid to tackle controversial issues.
Bernadette’s writing explores the experiences of members of marginalized groups, and the consequences of pornification in society. She is most fascinated by issues of transformation and social justice, such as: what makes someone conscious of social inequality?
What causes people to change oppressive attitudes and behaviors? How can we really see one another across vast differences of geography, gender, race, class and sexual identity? Her books include The Pornification of America: How Raunch Culture is Ruining Our Society, Stripped: More Stories from Exotic Dancers, and Pray the Gay Away: The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays. Bernadette’s new projects examine feminine power and marriage equality mobilization in Kentucky.