Riana M. Brown, Ph.D.
Riana M. Brown is a Joan Bossert Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC), where she works with Dr. Dolores Albarracín, the Alexandra Heyman Nash University Professor and director of APPC’s Communication Science Division. Riana received her Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology at New York University, working with Dr. Maureen Craig. Riana completed her M.S. in Social Psychology Research at the Vrije University Amsterdam, which she attended as a Fulbright Fellow, after receiving her B.S. in Psychology and International Studies from the University of Miami. Her research broadly focuses on how people respond to evidence of social inequality, particularly given the intersectional nature of social identity. She is interested in understanding ways to address and mitigate social inequalities and injustices and hopes her work can shed light on how to create greater equity and justice. When she is not discussing or researching social inequality, she can be found biking around, drinking coffee, rock climbing, or practicing handstands in the park.