EVE L. EWING

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Dr. Eve Louise Ewing is a writer and scholar from Chicago. She is the author of two books, the widely lauded Electric Arches and the forthcoming book, Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and the School Closings on Chicago's South Side. Her research is focused on racism, social inequality, and urban policy, and the impact of these forces on American public schools and the lives of young people.

She is a Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago; in 2018, she will begin as Assistant Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. Eve's work has been published in many venues, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post. She often uses public platforms to discuss these social issues, particularly Twitter, where she is a well-recognized commentator with 140,000 followers and 50 million views each month. She also co-directs Crescendo Literary, a partnership that develops community-engaged arts events and educational resources.


INSTAGRAM: @Eve.Ewing
TWITTER: @EveEwing
FACEBOOK: @EveEwing

Eve, simply put, was amazing. Her topic area of education was so critical for the moment and there’s not another person who could have delivered it the way she did. Our event and attendees were made better for the fact that she was on stage.
— Amazon CORE Conference
Dr. Ewing brings fresh and inspiring ways of thinking about the complex relationships between art, social justice, pedagogy, and Academic identity. As a scholar, sociologist, activist, abolitionist, artists, critical interventionist, and a genuinely “real” human (and not exactly in that order), Dr. Ewing has a way of embracing and connecting with people at all levels—meeting us where we are. Her experiences and expertise validate and give us language to begin articulating and telling our own stories.
— University of Missouri-Columbia
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Ewing writes trenchantly and tenderly.... Her language is conversational, her verse lulling the reader into territory that feels immediately familiar, even when it isn’t.
— The Paris Review
The spirit of this collection soars and Ewing tackles so much across the writing and art offered here.... [T]he poetry was so exact and vivid that I could smell the pink oil, feel the texture of it against my fingers. I cannot ask for more from writing. Electric Arches is well worth your time. The writing here will make you think and feel and grow.
— Roxane Gay