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Samantha Allen

Dr. Samantha Allen is the author of "Love & Estrogen" and the reported memoir "Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States." She is currently a senior reporter for The Daily Beast covering LGBT stories and a former Sex + Life staff writer for Fusion. In 2018, she won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism Article. 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.