Biography

Eve L. Ewing is a Provost’s Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Fellow for 2016-18 at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. She will work under the mentorship of Charles Payne, SSA's Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor, and will then begin a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor at SSA in the 2018-19 academic year. In the interim, she is not available for student advising. 

Dr. Ewing is a qualitative sociologist of education whose work is focused on racism and inequality, and the impact of these social structures on American public schools and the lived experiences of young people. She joins SSA from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she received a doctorate in 2016. While at HGSE she served as Editor and Co-Chair of the Harvard Educational Review. Her book, When the Bell Stops Ringing: Race, History and Discourse amid Chicago's School Closures is forthcoming from University of Chicago Press in fall 2018. 

Dr. Ewing's past research has explored environmental racism and the experiences of youth involved in community organizing, and the work of Native American charter schools to sustain Native student identities while operating in a testing- and accountability-focused context. She is also a poet and essayist whose 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 from Harvard University with a concentration in Cultures, Communities, and Education, as well as an EdM in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University, an MAT in elementary education from Dominican University, and an AB in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago.