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Megan Carroll

Megan Carroll

Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor
Office Phone(909) 537-4579
Office LocationSB-445


Megan Carroll (she/her) earned a PhD in Sociology with a graduate certificate in Gender Studies from the University of Southern California in 2019. Her research and teaching interests focus on gender, family, sexuality, and social movements. Her dissertation explored these themes through an ethnographic and interview study of gay fatherhood in California, Texas, and Utah. Her latest research is a mixed-methods, community-engaged study of asexualities and family/relationships. 

Recent Publications

Winer, Canton, Megan Carroll, Yuchen Yang, Katherine Linder, and Brittney Miles. 2022. "'I Didn't Know Ace Was a Thing': Bisexuality and Pansexuality as Identity Pathways in Asexual Identity Formation." Sexualities. Online First. 

Goldberg, Abbie, Katherine Allen, and Megan Carroll. 2020. “’We Don’t Exactly Fit In, But We Can’t Opt Out’: Gay Dads’ Experiences Navigating School Parent Communities.” Journal of Marriage and Family 82(5): 1655-1676.

Carroll, Megan. 2020. “Asexuality and Its Implications for LGBTQ-Parent Families.” Pp. 185-198 in LGBT-Parent Families: Innovations in Research and Implications for Practice [Second Edition], edited by Abbie E. Goldberg and Katherine R. Allen. New York: Springer.


Feel free to reach out over email to request a free copy of any of my publications.


SOC 1000 Introduction to Sociology

SOC 3400 Sociology of Families

SOC 4200 Social Movements

SOC 4440 Sociology of Sex and Gender

SOC 5440 LGBTQ Families


Research and Teaching Interests

Gender, Sexualities, Families, Social Movements, LGBTQ+ Studies