Eve L. Ewing on “Story in the Public Square” July 29, 2017
Race in American life is still a very powerful force. Eve L. Ewing explores its potency in her scholarship and bears often personal witness to it in her art and in her poetry.
Dr. Eve L. Ewing is a sociologist of education whose 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.
Ewing has two books forthcoming, including Electric Arches – an imaginative exploration of black girlhood and womanhood through poetry, visual art, and narrative prose set to publish on September 5, 2017. The second, When the Bell Stops Ringing: Race, History and Discourse amid Chicago’s School Closures, is expected from University of Chicago Press in fall 2018 and explores the relationship between the closing of public schools and the structural history of race and racism in Chicago’s Bronzeville community. 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.
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