Samantha Allen writes about gender, sexuality, technology, and more. She is a columnist for The Daily Beast and a frequent contributor to Paste, The Daily Dot, and Hello Giggles. Her freelance work has also appeared on Rolling Stone, Jacobin, The Advocate, Salon, Huffington Post, Mic, Kinsey Confidential, and in Adult Magazine. Samantha has also made media appearances on CNN and NPR’s On the Media. She is the Internet’s premier alpaca enthusiast and her love of ABC’s The Bachelor knows no bounds.

Samantha is also a fifth-year George W. Woodruff Fellow in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies PhD Program at Emory University completing a dissertation on theories of sexual fetishism. Her scholarly articles have been published in the journals Feminist Theory and Loading: The Journal of the Canadian Game Studies Association. In 2013, Samantha received the John Money Fellowship for Scholars of Sexology from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University Bloomington.