Eve Ewing MAT ’09 to deliver Spencer Lecture at University of Kansas


Jan. 17, 2018 

Creative scholar Eve Ewing MAT ’09 will deliver the Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture at the University of Kansas. Her presentation on Jan. 31 will be a hybrid lecture and poetry reading, titled “Poetry in Context.”

Eve is a poet, visual artist, essayist, sociologist and educator based in Chicago. Her recent book, “Electric Arches” (Haymarket Books, 2017), is a collection of poetry, essays and visual art. It was named one of the top 10 books of 2017 by The Chicago Tribune and the Best Poetry Book of 2017 by the Chicago Review of Books.

In addition to her poetry and essays, Eve focuses on the effects of systemic racism, social inequality and urban policy on American public schools. She is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago, where she will begin as an assistant professor in the School of Social Service Administration later in 2018.

A dynamic and powerful voice, Eve is a leader in the discussions on the role of black women in academia and writing. She uses Twitter as a platform for engagement on these and other subjects with her more than 115,000 followers. Her work has been published by The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Nation and Poetry Magazine, among other outlets. 

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