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Andrea Stevenson Allen

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.

Name
Andrea Stevenson Allen
Occupation
Lecturer, Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research, University of Western Ontario
Expertise

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.

Experience

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.

Publications

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.

Languages
Portuguese (fluent); and Spanish (beginner)
Ethnic groups expertise
Afro-Brazilians; Afro-Cubans; Afro-Venezuelans
Religious groups expertise
Afro-Brazilian religious practitioners; Santeria practitioners, Vodou practitioners, Brazilian Catholics; Brazilian evangelicals
Other social groups expertise
Sexual and gender minorities; women; children
Fees
[Private to EIN members]
Phone
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Address
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