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Megan Jacobs

Associate Professor

Office: Honors College, ASM 1024

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Megan Jacobs’ creative art explores delicate relationships—our existence as material and concept, the interweaving between two partners in love, the bond of parent and child, and the tenuous relationship between humans and the natural world. Her work uses photographs, video projections, time-based media, glass, and ice metaphorically to illustrate the ambiguity of the body and the mutability of memory and identity.

Jacobs work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been part of exhibitions at Aperture Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, the Museum of New Art (MONA), The FENCE, Blue Sky Gallery, and Currents New Media Festival. Her work has been featured in Adbusters, Musee Magazine, Lenscratch, Feature Shoot, and Frankie Magazine.  She earned a BA in Fine Art from Smith College and an MFA from the University of New Mexico. Her work was recently published in an anthology of women photographers, Eye Mama: Poetic Truths of Home and Motherhood.


Megan’s interdisciplinary honors courses range from a philosophical exploration of the good life, to evaluating art’s role as a socio-political tool, to exploring identity through photography. Broadly, her courses help students to hone their critical thinking skills in order to creatively construct their way in the world. Jacobs’ recent creative and pedagogical efforts explore the precarious relationship between humans and the natural world. She co-developed and team taught the course, Eco-Art: Making Art to Reconcile with the Climate Crisis, with an honors student, Kineo Memmer, in spring 2023 and was awarded the 2022-2023 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award.

Research Interest:

Photography; Installation Art; EcoArt; Design Thinking; Data Visualization; Exhibit Design; Philosophy; Aesthetics; Material Culture Studies and Fashion.