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Eve Ewing

Eve Ewing is a Chicago-bred writer, artist, and scholar who has made her career about fighting social and racial injustice, particularly in the sphere of public education. Her first book, Electric Arches, is a collage of visual art, poetry, and prose that ruminates on the experience of Black womanhood and girlhood. She also edited the fiction anthology Beyond Ourselves, codirects Crescendo Literary, and is part of the writing collective Echo Hotel with Hanif Abdurraqib. Her awards and honors are almost too many to mention; she won the 2018 Norma Farber First Book Award, the 2018 Alex Award, and a 2017 Excellence in Literary Community Award. Ewing is a proud alumna of the Chicago Public School system; she holds an MAT in elementary education from Dominican University, an M.Ed in Education Policy and Management from Harvard, and her doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is currently the Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar and assistant professor and sociologist in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. Her latest book is Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side.

Eve L. Ewing UIC April 2017

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