Eve L. Ewing

Assistant Professor
School of Social Service Administration

Eve L. Ewing is a qualitative sociologist of education whose work is focused on the ways that large-scale social structures such as racism and social inequality impact the lived experiences of young people enrolled in urban public schools. She has engaged in a great deal of public scholarship that has influenced understandings of race, education, and culture. Her book Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2018.

Ewing is also a poet and essayist, and author of the widely lauded collection Electric Arches (Haymarket Books, 2017). Her work has appeared in many venues, including Poetry magazine, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Nation, The Washington Post, and The New Republic.

She holds an EdD with a concentration in cultures, communities, and education, as well as an EdM in education policy and management, from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). While at HGSE, she served as editor and co-chair of the Harvard Educational Review. She also earned an MAT in elementary education from Dominican University and an AB in English language and literature from the University of Chicago.

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