A portrait photograph of Holly Eva Allen. She has dark hair, red lipstick, and glasses. She is wearing a red beret hat and a silk scarf.

Holly Eva Allen is a writer currently living in California. She has an undergraduate degree in linguistics and English from the University of California and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in English with Claremont Graduate University. She is also a Center for Academic and Faculty Excellence fellow and instructor of pedagogy courses at Claremont Graduate University.

Holly’s academic work has been published in journals such as Women’s Studies, Intersections, and Interdisciplinary Literary Studies. Her creative writing work has been previously published in magazines and sites such as On the Run, Levee Magazine, Funicular, and Farside Review. She is the Co-EIC for Foothill Poetry Journal, Assistant Prose Editor for Passengers Journal, and the EIC for Horned Things Literary Journal.

Holly’s English concentration is American Studies, though she has also received a certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies. Her research interests include LGBTQ+ Studies, Horror, Weird Fantasy, Gothic Lit, poetry, magical realism, science fiction, detective fiction, Disability Studies, sociolinguistics, and “othering” in literature. Specific authors and poets of interest include H. P. Lovecraft, Robert W. Chambers, Algernon Blackwood, Carson McCullers, Adrienne Rich, Angela Carter, China Miéville, and Toni Morrison.

In the past, Holly has taught various English and ESL courses, including Business English ESL and a graduate level course on pedagogy at Claremont Graduate University. She has given webinars on topics in education and Disability Studies, from Diversity Statements to UDL. Holly has also helped edit and write content for the textbooks used in the PFF 530 and PFF 531 pedagogy courses at Claremont Graduate University.

For contact, please email her at hollyevaallen@protonmail.com. Or, if you prefer, click the “Contact” tab above to send her a message directly through the site. You can find her social media accounts and other online activity on her linktree.


MA Claremont Graduate University TBR 2023

English Program, American Studies Concentration

Matriculation into PhD program in English accepted

Women’s & Gender Studies Certificate Awarded 2022

College Teaching Certificate Awarded 2021

BA University of California at Davis Awarded 2015

English & Linguistics

Affiliations & Memberships

National Women’s Studies Association 2022- Present

Society for Disability Studies 2022- Present

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association) 2022- Present

SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) 2022- Present

SCMLA (South Central Modern Language Association) 2022- Present

SFRA (Science Fiction Research Association) 2022- Present

The Gertrude Stein Society 2022- Present

The Emily Dickinson International Society 2021-Present

ASA (American Studies Association) 2021- Present

AWP (Association of Writers and Writers’ Programs) 2021- Present

PCA (Popular Culture Association) 2020- Present