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Patrick S. Allen

Patrick S. Allen

English Graduate Assistant

African American Studies Graduate Assistant

201 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

University Park , PA 16802

Office Hours:

  • Not teaching academic year 2017-2018.
  • Meetings by appointment only.


  1. M.A., English, Pennsylvania State University
  2. M.Ed., Secondary Education, Providence College
  3. B.A., English, Providence College

Professional Bio

Patrick Allen is a doctoral student in American literature, with an emphasis in African American literature. His research recovers and interrogates the links between race and medicine in late-nineteenth/early-twentieth century fiction and medical texts and combines his interests in print culture and the critical medical humanities. Patrick teaches "Reading Popular Texts" (ENGL 130), "The Life and Thought of Malcolm X" (AFAM 147), and courses in rhetoric and composition, with concentrations in education and bioethics (ENGL 015). He served as a Program in Writing and Rhetoric assistant during the 2015-2016 academic year, edited Penn Statements 2016 (with Shannon Stimpson), and composed/edited the Instructor's Manual for The New Harbrace Guide (Third Edition) by Cheryl Glenn. He is serving as the African American Studies Department's Research Assistant for the 2017-2018 academic year. Patrick will be the 2018 CALS Summer Graduate Fellow in American Literature and Culture and a 2018-2019 Predoctoral Fellow with the Center for Humanities and Information.