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Shani Adia Evans

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Sociology & Anthropology

Black Studies


  2. Phone: (610) 957-6310
  3. Kohlberg 234
  4. Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:30- 2:30pm

P.h.D. Sociology and Education, University of Pennsylvania, 2016
M.S.Ed. Education Policy, University of Pennsylvania, 2007
B.A. Anthropology, Amherst College, 2001

Research and Teaching Interests
Race and Ethnicity, Urban Sociology, Sociology of Education, Qualitative Methods

Recent Publications
Shani Adia Evans. 2020. "When Schools Choose: Evaluation and Inequality in Education" The Sociological Quarterly

Michael Bader, Annette Lareau, Shani Adia Evans. 2019. "Talk on the Playground: The Neighborhood Context of School ChoiceCity and Community

Annette Lareau, Shani Adia Evans, April Yee. 2016. "The Rules of the Game and the Uncertain Transmission of Advantage: Middle-class Parents’ Search for an Urban KindergartenSociology of Education