Tagart Cain Sobotka

PhD Candidate in Sociology

Stanford University

I am a researcher, teacher, and human with interests in the areas of gender, medical sociology, criminology, social psychology, and substance use.

In my research, I utilize a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods to examine the ways identity processes and diffuse cultural beliefs create and maintain larger forms of inequality, particularly in the areas of health and gender. My current research examines these processes in the context of two contemporary social issues: 1) the opioid crisis and 2) masculinity and the stalled gender revolution.

I am also a passionate teacher and mentor. Coming from a first generation, low-income background, I place great importance on creating an inclusive learning environment and providing guidance to ensure the success of students from all backgrounds.

Selected Honors & Awards

  • Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence (DARE) Fellowship, Stanford

  • Barbara & Sandy Dornbusch Award for Social Psychology, Stanford

  • Graduate Research Opportunity (GRO) Award, Stanford

  • Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Fellowship, Stanford