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I teach on the following modules:

  • SO4104 Media, Representation and Society
  • SO5108 The Body and Society
  • SO5109 Work, Employment and Society
  • SO6106 Sociology Dissertation
  • SO6109 Consumer Culture and Everyday Life


My research interests include social security policy, stigma, poverty, class and gender inequalities and qualitative research.

I was awarded a PhD in Sociology from the University of Liverpool in 2022. My research explored the dynamics of stigma and resistance among women currently or intermittently engaged with the social security system, during a period of unprecedented welfare reform.

I am a member of the Social Justice Research Team at the University. We are currently collaborating with local community partners using co-productive methodology to explore lived experiences of poverty. Updates are available on our Twitter: @SocJustice_UoC.

Published Work

Evans, N. (2022) Coping with gendered welfare stigma: exploring everyday accounts of stigma and resistance strategies among mothers who claim social security benefits. Social Policy and Society, 1–11.

Evans, N. (2017, December 5) Reflections on the ‘large’ families, poverty & welfare reform conference.

Evans, N. (2018, August 1) Welfare Imaginaries: Reflections from the first seminar.


  • PhD Sociology (University of Liverpool) (2022)
  • Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (2018)
  • MA Sociology (University of Manchester) (2016)
  • BA (Hons.) Sociology (University of Leeds) (2012)