Headshot of Allison McGrath
Headshot of Allison McGrath


Allison McGrath

UX Researcher

I’m a mixed methods UX researcher working on the News Team at Facebook. Prior to joining Facebook, I worked at a reproductive rights non-profit, and before that, I completed my PhD in Sociology at Vanderbilt University. During my graduate training, my research examined the ways in which organizations working on issues related to violence against women strategically interact with the mass media in an attempt to alter discourse related to domestic violence and sexual assault.

Outside of work, I’m a big fan of exploring new cities, testing the latest recipes in my kitchen, spinning at my favorite studio, hanging with my cats, and consuming all things related to news and politics.


Broadly speaking, I am interested in issues related to gender, feminism, social movements, mass media, as well as cultural attitudes and beliefs.

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