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Pheolyn Allen

Pheolyn Allen

Graduate Research Fellow
Bunton-Waller Scholar, Center for Black Digital Research Fellow
Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/They/Them
004 Burrowes Building
Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Pheolyn Allen-Hayes

Spring 2023 Office Hours

Thursday 10:30AM-12:00PM Friday 11:00AM-12:30PM


University of North Texas, Bachelors Degree 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. He holds a Bachelors degree in Media Arts from the University of North Texas, where he served as an instructor for the UNT Media Arts Lab, educating marginalized communities and foster youth in media pedagogy and filmmaking techniques. He is now pursuing a Masters in English Literature and a dual-title Ph.D. in English Literature and African-American Studies. His research areas include Afrofuturism, utopic formations of Blackness, Black LGBTQ+ literature, and literary works of the Gay Liberation Movement, the AIDS epidemic, and the Black LGBTQ+ Ballroom community.