Alana Conner

Product Researcher

I am a cultural scientist and product researcher on the Well-Being team at Instagram. I did my BA in psychology and philosophy at Yale, my PhD in social and cultural psychology at Stanford, and my postdoctoral fellowship in psychology and medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Before coming to Facebook, my research and writing on the intersections of culture, psychology and health led me on many adventures, including serving as a coauthor of Clash! How To Thrive in a Multicultural World, the founding executive director of Stanford SPARQ: Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions, and the senior editor of the Stanford Social Innovation Review.


Culture clashes, conflict, health, well-being, agency, self, self-expression, intervention science, gender, race/ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, social disparities, and culture formation and change