Henriette Hearn

Henriette Hearn

Elite Master Program Adjunct Lecturer

Institute of Sociology at the Chair for Cultural and Social Anthropology
LawTech Ethnographies

Gluckstr. 10, 2nd Floor
91052 Erlangen

Curriculum Vitae

Henriette Hearn is a PhD student at the chair of social and cultural anthropology in the institute of sociology. She received her B.A. in sociology from the University of Montana in 2019 and graduated from SDAC in August of 2022. Her M.A. thesis was titled, “A Cautionary Tale of Remote Criminal Court Proceedings: Ethnographic Findings from a Public Defender’s Office” and was written in Prof. Dominik Muller’s research group, LawTech Ethnographies. Her journey in this group continues as she plans to further research the digitalization of U.S criminal courts from the perspective of public defense attorneys and their clients.


  • Socio-Legal Studies
  • Prison and Punishment
  • Ethnographic Writing
  • Legal Anthropology
  • Intersectionality in the U.S. Criminal Justice System
  • English Practice for SDAC Students

Research Interests

  • Inequality and Social Justice
  • Criminal Justice
  • Law and Emotions