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

Samantha holds a Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a graduate certificate in Psychoanalytic Studies from Emory University, where she was the recipient of a George W. Woodruff Fellowship. Her scholarly articles have been published in 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. She met her partner in a Kinsey Institute elevator—a true queer love story.