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Dr. Eve L. Ewing is a sociologist of education and a writer from Chicago. She is the author of Electric Arches (Haymarket, 2017), which received awards from the American Library Association and the Poetry Society of America and was named one of the year's best books by NPR and the Chicago Tribune. She is also author of Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side (University of Chicago Press, 2018) and the co-author (with Nate Marshall) of the play No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks. She also writes the Ironheart series for Marvel Comics.

Ewing is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and many other venues. 

TWITTER: @EveEwing

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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Riri Williams is forging a path of her own, and writer Dr. Eve L. Ewing has big plans for IRONHEART ahead! The Chicago-based poet, scholar, and artist is ready to put the spotlight on Riri’s smarts and sense of justice, and she’s adding some of her own hometown into the story.
— Marvel
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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
Perhaps most importantly, Ewing gives direct voice to those served by those schools often dismissed as failing. What she finds is that these schools are often among the last working institutions in neighborhoods which have been systematically stripped of everything else. Mixing history, sociology, and even memoir, Ghosts in the Schoolyard is an important addition to any conversation about the future of public schools and those they were designed to serve.
— Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ewing is a Harvard-trained sociologist as well as a poet and an educator (among other things), and this comes through in her lively and accessible writing.
— Booklist, Starred Review
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