Eve L. Ewing

(1986 - Present)

Dr. Eve L. Ewing was born and raised in Chicago’s Logan Square community. A sociologist and writer across genres, she holds a BA with honors in English language & literature with a focus on 20th-century African-American literature from the University of Chicago, an MAT in elementary education from Dominican University, an M.Ed in education policy and management from Harvard University, and a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her sociological research focuses on racism, social inequality, and urban policy, particularly as they relate to American public schools.

Ewing’s published works include the poetry collections Electric Arches and 1919, the nonfiction monograph Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side, the novel for young readers Maya and the Robot, and multiple comic books and projects for Marvel Comics. Her award-winning writing has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Nation, The Washington Post, and Poetry and recognized by the Poetry Society of America, the Chicago Review of Books, NPR, LitHub, as well as many other publications and institutions. An assistant professor at the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice, Ewing is currently at work on Original Sins: The (Mis)education of Black and Native Children and the Construction of American Racism, to be published by One World Books.


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