Eve L. Ewing is a writer, sociologist, visual artist, and educator from Chicago. She is the author of Electric Arches and Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side. She also co-wrote the multimedia performance No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks. Her work has been published in Poetry magazine, The New York Times, The New Republic, The Atlantic, The Nation, The FADER, the Washington Post, and many other venues. She is a sociologist of education at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. She also co-directs Crescendo Literary, a partnership that develops community-engaged arts events and educational resources as a form of cultural organizing, and is one-half of the writing collective Echo Hotel, alongside Hanif Abdurraqib.