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Andrea Allen

MTS , PhD (Harvard)


Adjunct Professor
Women's Studies and Feminist Research
and Huron University College

Office: Lawson Hall 3253
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext 81160


Sexuality, Gender, and LGBTQ Studies, Intimate Partner Violence, Black Feminism, Race, Religions of the African Diaspora, Medical Anthropology, and Brazilian Immigration to North America


  • "'Brides'without Husbands: Lesbians in the Afro-Brazilian Religion Candombl?," Transforming Anthropology, 20(1):17-31 (April 2012).

  • "Candombl?: An Afro-Brazilian Religion" in Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora, ed. Carole Boyce Davies (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO 2008).

  • Linda Barnes, Andrea Allen, Melicia Charles, Azande Mangeango, and Kenneth L. Fox, "Healing in Immigrant Communities of the African Diaspora of Boston" in Religious Healing in Boston: Report from the Field, ed. Susan Sered (Cambridge, MA: Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University Divinity School 2002).


  • ?Political Will Versus Cultural Realities: The Efficacy of ?Rights-Based? LGBTQ Activism in Brazilian Society.? Sexual Citizenship, Human Rights, and Social Change.? American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, California, 14-18, 2012.

  • Invited Lecture:?I Took Her Blood: Intimate Partner Violence Among Lesbian Women in Salvador, Brazil.?? Anthropology Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, October 9, 2012.

  • ??Brazil Interruptus: Lesbians and the Brazilian Culture of Sexuality.? American Anthropology, Queer Configurations of Race and Nation, American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 17-21, 2010.

  • ?To be or not to be a ?lady?: Androcentric and Hommo-sexual Hegemony in Brazil.? Latin American Sexualities: Past, Present, and Future, Latin American Studies Association, Toronto, Ontario, October 6-10, 2010.

  • ?Female same-sex sexuality, race, and nationalism in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil,? The Body, Power, and Identity Seminar, Center for Afro-Oriental Studies, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, July 30-31, 2009.


Department of Women's Studies and Feminist Research - Western University
Lawson Hall Room 3260
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5B8
Tel: 519.661.3759
Fax: 519.661.3491

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