Northwestern University

Thu 12:30 PM

Learning Sciences Brown Bag: Eve Ewing, University of Chicago

When: Thursday, May 3, 2018
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM  

Where: Annenberg Hall, G02, 2120 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Julie Deardorff   847.467.3147

Group: School of Education and Social Policy

Category: Multicultural & Diversity


As part of the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 Bursar's Office Takeover, Eve Ewing will be speaking about her research on the recent school closings in historically Black neighborhoods in Chicago and the role of Black public intellectuals in addressing educational inequity. 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. Her book Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism & School Closings on Chicago's South Side is forthcoming from University of Chicago Press in October 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 often uses public platforms to discuss these social issues, particularly Twitter, where she is a well-recognized commentator with over 130,000 followers and 25-40 million views each month. 

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