Chicagoan Eve Ewing participated in ASM programs back when it was Gallery 37 and then returned as an ASM instructor, is now a nationally respected poet, author, and Chicago cultural organizer.

She’s the author of the books Electric Arches, Ghosts in the Schoolyard, 1919, and Maya and the Robot. She also writes comic books, including Ironheart and Black Panther.

Additionally, Eve is an associate professor in the Department of Race, Diaspora, and Indigeneity at the University of Chicago, where she teaches courses on education and racial inequality and directs the Beyond Schools Lab.

Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas