Associate Professor



Dr. Allen is the author of the critical ethnography of race, gender, sexuality and revolution, ¡Venceremos?: The Erotics of Black Self-Making in Cuba; editor of Black/Queer/Diaspora– a special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies; and numerous scholarly and popular articles, book chapters, and blog posts. He is currently working on a new book project– Black/Queer Here and There- which traces cultural and political circuits of transnational Black queer desire, in travel, tourism, art, and activism, in and between the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Africa, and North America. Allen’s third project is a comparative study of the 1980s in Britain, Commonwealth Caribbean, and the US—tentatively entitled Structural Adjustments.

Some of Dr. Allen's recent publications include:

The Decolonizing Generation: (Race and) Theory in Anthropology since the Eighties. (With Ryan Jobson) Current Anthropology 57.129-148.

Race/Sex Theory ‘Toward a New and More Possible Meeting’. 2013 Cultural Anthropology, 28: 552–555

One way or another: Erotic Subjectivity in Cuba. 2012. American Ethnologist. Vol. 39: 2, 325–338

Black/Queer/Diaspora at the Current Conjuncture.” 2012. GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies Vol. 18: 2 & 3, 211-248