Tagart Cain Sobotka

M.A. Stanford University, 2017
B.A. University of California, Berkeley, Sociology, 2014
A.A. San Diego Mesa College, Sociology, 2012
Graduation Year
Tagart Cain Sobotka
Dissertation Title
Bad Doctors, Enablers, and the Powerless: The Opioid Crisis and the Construction of Blame
Assistant Teaching Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at Stanford University. My work is in the areas of social psychology, gender, and medical sociology.

In my dissertation, I draw upon in-depth interviews with current and former opioid users and their families to identify the ways in which they conceptualize agency and responsibility in the addiction and recovery process. 

In another line of work, I utilize both experimental and qualitative methods to identify the social psychological mechanisms that contribute to the disconnect between men's gender egalitarian narratives and their actual behaviors. 

Latest Publications

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

Sobotka, Tagart Cain. 2020. “Not Your Average Joe: Pluralistic Ignorance, Status, and Modern Sexism.” Men and Masculinitieshttps://doi.org/10.1177/1097184X20901578

Sobotka, Tagart Cain, and Sheridan A. Stewart. 2020. “Stereotyping and the Opioid Epidemic: A Conjoint Analysis.” Social Science & Medicine 255:113018.