Andrea Allen (PhD) is an anthropologist whose areas of expertise include: Brazil, Caribbean, Latin America, sexual and gender minorities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations, women, children, violence (interpersonal and political), human rights, health, and religious persecution. She has experience as an expert witness.
Areas of expertise: Brazil, Caribbean, Latin America, sexual and gender minorities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations, homophobia, discrimination, social stigma, human rights, political violence, intimate partner violence, violence against women, violence against children, health-related issues and practices, health care access, race, Afro-Brazilian population, religion, religious persecution, discrimination against minority populations, political and social movements, citizenship, and immigration.
Extensive in-country experience in Brazil. Conducted research on the experiences of LGBTQ Brazilians and Brazilian immigrants to the United States. Consulted with LGBTQ Brazilian activists. Medical anthropologist and Latin Americanist by training. Prior experience as an expert witness.
Allen, Andrea. Violence and Desire in Brazilian Lesbian Relationships. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015
Allen, Andrea. “‘Brides’ without Husbands: Lesbians in the Afro-Brazilian Religion Candomblé,” in Transforming Anthropology 20.1 (2012): 17-31.