Allen is a Ph.D. student in the Department of English, General Literature, and Rhetoric at Binghamton University. Prior to matriculating into doctoral studies at Binghamton, he earned a Master of Arts in English at Loyola University Chicago (conferred 2020) and a Bachelor of Arts in English at Loyola University Chicago (conferred 2019).
His research brings theories of spatiality and materiality to bear on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature and vice versa. He is interested in depictions of the home in early modern literature and how that space leaves clues about how people perceived and went about the act of dwelling in their time. He is equally interested in the concept of what it takes to build a home and, in extension, what it takes for texts to build texts.