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Thursday, April 25, 2019
5:00 PM


Centers for Gender/Race Studies, Community Room (105)



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Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality


2019 Distinguished Alumni Lecture
Eve L. Ewing, AB '08
“Into a Daybreak: Representing Black Feminism Across Genre”

In this Distinguished Alumni Lecture, Assistant Professor Eve L. Ewing (School of Social Service Administration) discusses the influence of black feminist ideas on her work as a writer and scholar, touching on her work in sociology, poetry, comics, and fiction.

Dr. Eve L. Ewing is a sociologist of education and a writer from Chicago. She is the author of Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side. She is also author of Electric Arches, which received awards from the American Library Association and the Poetry Society of America and was named one of the year's best books by NPR and the Chicago Tribune. She is the co-author (with Nate Marshall) of the play No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks. She also writes the Ironheart series for Marvel Comics. Ewing is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and many other venues.

Free and open to the public.

Image Credit: Amy Reeder, cover of Ironheart (L) and Nolis Anderson (R)