Heather D. Evans


PIP Fellow

AAS, Shoreline Community College
BA, Anthropology, University of Washington
BA, Comparative History of Ideas, University of Washington
MA, Sociology, University of Washington
PhD Candidacy, Sociology University of Washington 

Office: Husky Hall 1416
Email: hdevans@uw.edu
Mailing: Box 358530, 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011-8246


Disability; Human Rights; Social Science Methods

Recent Courses Taught

BIS 325, Human Rights & Disability


I do interdisciplinary work on processes of marginalization, the role of law in social stratification, and perceptions of citizenship. Drawing on sociology, socio-legal studies, and disability studies, my dissertation research explores the paradox of 'invisible disability.' I employ and teach mixed methods.

Selected Publications

Beckett, Katherine and Heather Evans. (2014). “The Role of Race in Washington State Capital Sentencing, 1981-2012.” Report Commissioned by the Washington Appellate Project.

Beckett, Katherine and Heather Evans. (2013). “Immigration Detainer Requests in King County, Washington: Costs and Consequences.” Report Commissioned by the Northwest Defender’s Association.

Harris, Alexes, Heather Evans and Katherine Beckett. (2011). “Courtesy Stigma and Monetary Sanctions: Toward a Socio-Cultural Theory of Punishment.” American Sociological Review 76(2): 234-264.

Harris, Alexes, Heather Evans and Katherine Beckett. (2010). “Drawing Blood from Stones: Legal Debt and Social Inequality in the Contemporary United States." American Journal of Sociology 115(6): 1753-1799.