2016 - Ernest W. Burgess Award for Distinguished Career in Family Research, National Council on Family Relations
2015 - Alumni Award for Excellence in Graduate Academic Advising, Virginia Tech (University award)
2014 - Alexis J. Walker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Feminist Family Studies, National Council on Family Relations (inaugural award)
2014 - Felix Berardo Scholarship Award for Mentoring, National Council on Family Relations
Allen, K. R., & Henderson, A. C. (2017). Family theories: Foundations and applications. Malden, MA: Wiley.
Goldberg, A. E., & Allen, K. R. (Eds.). (2013). LGBT-parent families: Innovations in research and implications for practice. New York: Springer.
Lloyd, S. A., Few, A. L., & Allen, K. R. (Eds.). (2009). Handbook of feminist family studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
McCann, B. R., & Allen, K. R. (in press). Romantic forecasts in later life: Midlife and older single women’s perspectives on family and kin relationships. Journal of Family Issues.
Palit, M., & Allen, K. R. (in press). Making meaning of the virginity experience: Young men’s perceptions in the United States. Sexual and Relationship Therapy. doi:10.1080/14681994.2016.1237771
Allen, K. R. (2016). Feminist theory in family studies: History, biography, and critique. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 8, 207-224. doi:10.1111/jftr.12133
Allen, K. R., & Jaramillo-Sierra, A. L. (2015). Feminist theory and research on family relationships: Pluralism and complexity. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 73, 93-99. doi:10.1007/s11199-015-0527-4
Allen, K. R., & Lavender-Stott, E. S. (2015). Family contexts of informal sex education: Young men’s perceptions of first sexual images. Family Relations, 64, 393-406. doi:10.1111/fare.12128
Goldberg, A. G., & Allen, K. R. (2015). Communicating qualitative research: Some practical guideposts for scholars. Journal of Marriage and Family, 77, 3-22. doi:10.1111/jomf.12153
Aging, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality in families
Critical race, feminist, and global perspectives on pedagogy and scholarship
Family perspectives on cancer survivorship for older rural Appalachian women
Fictive kin processes among midlife and older adults
Gender and power in college students' intimate and sexual relationships
LGBT-parent family relationships; consequences of parental divorce for adult children
Family diversity over the life course
Feminist family studies
Qualitative research methods
Member, Board of Directors, Warm Hearth Village Retirement Community, Blacksburg, Virginia
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Marriage and Family; Family Relations; Journal of Family Issues; Journal of Family Theory and Research; Journal of Sex Research
Faculty Affiliate, Virginia Tech: Faculty of Health Sciences; Center for Gerontology; Women’s and Gender Studies Program
Chair, Fellows Committee, National Council on Family Relations
Inaugural Fellow, National Council on Family Relations