Lecturer in Sociology

Education

Ph.D Candidate in Sociology, UC Santa Barbara. 

Biography

Megan Tabag is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at UC Santa Barbara.  Her research interests include gender and sexualities, qualitative methodology, criminology, and sociology of the body.  Megan’s research examines romantic prison pen-pal relationships between unincarcerated women and men in prison.

Megan has been a lecturer at UCSB and Cal Lutheran where she taught courses in sexuality and race, masculinities, intro to sociology, and pop culture for the last several years.   Megan, a Chicago native, has done human rights work in South Africa and taught ESL classes to Egyptian adults and children of Sudanese refugees while attending the American University in Cairo before pursuing graduate work.  She also volunteers her time for a Crisis Text Line organization and the local Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter of Ventura County.  When she is not teaching, Megan enjoys exploring the coast with her rescue pup, a fluffy little dog named Simba.   

Representative Courses Taught

  • SOC 305 Writing in the Social Science
  • SOC 315 Contemporary Sociological Theory