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Pheolyn Allen

Pheolyn Allen

Graduate Student
Bunton-Waller Scholar, Center for Black Digital Research Fellow
Preferred Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Pheolyn Allen-Hayes


University of North Texas, BA in Media Arts, Minor in English

Professional Bio

Pheolyn Allen is a Bunton-Waller Fellow and joined the Center for Black Digital Research as a #DigBlk Scholar in the Fall of 2021 at Penn State University. They hold a Bachelor's degree in Media Arts from the University of North Texas, where they served as an instructor for the UNT Media Arts Lab, educating marginalized communities and foster youth in media pedagogy and filmmaking techniques. They are now pursuing their MA and Ph.D in English Literature and African-American Studies in Penn State's Department of English. Their research areas include Afrofuturism, contemporary African-American fiction, the Harlem Renaissance, Afro Diasporic Religions, Queer Theory, and cultural narratives of queer and transgender communities.