Dr. Samantha Allen, a GLAAD-Award winning journalist and author of Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States, will give this year’s Queer Studies Lecture. Los Angeles Times called Allen’s travelogue “a book necessary for anyone in or allied with the queer community.”
Samantha holds a Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a certificate in Psychoanalytic Studies from Emory University, where she was the recipient of a George W. Woodruff Fellowship. Her scholarly writing has been published in Feminist Theory and Loading: The Journal of the Canadian Game Studies Association. In 2013, she received the John Money Fellowship for Scholars of Sexology from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University in Bloomington. In 2014, she was honored with an Unsung Heroine Award from the Center for Women at Emory and with the Transgender Advocate of the Year Award from Emory’s Office of LGBT Life.