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 PFF fellow and instructor of pedagogy courses at Claremont Graduate University.
Holly’s academic work has been published with or is forthcoming in journals such as Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, South Atlantic Review, and Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory. Her creative writing work has been previously published in magazines and sites such as On the Run, Levee Magazine, Funicular, Obelus, 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. She has previously been nominated for various awards, including Best of the Net for Poetry.
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, Disability Studies, Marxism, sociolinguistics, the Victorian period through Contemporary, and “othering” in literature. Specific authors and poets of interest include H. P. Lovecraft, Robert W. Chambers, Ambrose Bierce, 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 for English Second Language Learners and a graduate level course on pedagogy/andragogy at Claremont Graduate University. She has also given various webinars on topics in education and Disability Studies, including Diversity Statements, first generation college students, and 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.
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