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Nancy Evans

Postgraduate Research Student and Graduate Teaching Assistant

Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology


Nancy completed a BA (Hons) in Sociology from the University of Leeds (2009-2012). She then worked in pharmaceutical market research, which involved the use of survey methods and quantitative data analysis. Nancy then completed her MA in Sociology from the University of Manchester (2015-2016), before beginning her PhD studentship/GTA position at Liverpool.


Nancy began her PhD studentship in 2016, studying part-time for her first two years, alongside teaching duties as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Nancy’s broad research interests are poverty, social class, welfare policy and spatial inequalities. Her research uses qualitative methods to explore women’s experiences of the stigma of claiming benefits.

Thesis title

'An exploration of the gendered experiences of benefits stigma'.


Blog: Welfare Imaginaries: Reflections from the first seminar (2018) 

Blog: ‘Large’ families, poverty and welfare reform (2017)