Megan Kang is a PhD student in Sociology at Princeton University and a research affiliate of the University of Chicago Crime Lab. She studies the consequences of violence and social stratification on disadvantaged communities, with the goal of identifying effective and humane ways of reducing inequality in basic safety and well-being. She is interested in research involving community and public partners through co-constructed approaches.
Megan formerly taught high school English in Detroit through Teach for America, and worked on mixed-methods research aimed at improving the lives of disadvantaged youth and adults at the UChicago Crime Lab, including efforts to understand underlying mechanisms of action as part of large-scale randomized controlled trials. She holds a BA in history and political science from UC Berkeley and a master's degree in public policy from the University of Chicago.