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  • Co-Instructor, American Public Schools. Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project.
  • Instructor, Racism and Educational Inequality in the Lives of African-American Youth. Harvard Graduate School of Education (Spring 2016). [syllabus]
  • Instructor, Education, Society, and Social Policy (Wellesley College, Spring 2016) [syllabus]
  • Teaching Fellow, Ecology of Education. Harvard Graduate School of Education (Fall 2015).
  • Teaching Fellow, The Arts in Education. Harvard Graduate School of Education (Fall 2012 – Spring 2013).
  • Teaching Fellow, Developing Effective School and Community Interventions for Youth Facing Risk. Harvard Graduate School of Education (January terms 2013 – 2015).
  • Teaching Fellow, Moral Adults, Moral Children. Harvard Graduate School of Education (Spring 2012).

Research + teaching

As a qualitative sociologist of education, Eve L. Ewing studies racism and social inequality, and the impact of these social structures on American public schools and the lived experiences of young people. She is a Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration through academic year 2017-2018; in 2018 she will assume the title of Assistant Professor. She earned her doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where her dissertation, "Shuttered Schools in the Black Metropolis: Race, History, and Discourse on Chicago’s South Side," explored the context of the 2013 public school closures in Chicago, and the relationship between such closures and the structural history of race and racism in Chicago's Bronzeville community. She received the 2016 Distinguished Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association (social contexts division). Currently, she is developing this study into a book-length manuscript, When the Bell Stops Ringing: Race, History and Discourse amid Chicago's School Closures, which is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press in 2018. She is also a fellow at the Center for Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago and a Civic Media Fellow at the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California.

Eve'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 has also served as an Editor and Co-Chair of the Harvard Educational Review, and was the recipient of Presidential Scholarship at Harvard University. 

Prior to her graduate study, Eve was a teacher in the Chicago Public Schools, where she taught both science and language arts. She holds an EdM in Education Policy and Management from HGSE, an MAT in Elementary Education from Dominican University, and an AB in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago.

For more information on past and current research, visit her faculty page or page