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Dr. Eve Tuck, PhD



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Eve Tuck earned her Ph.D.in Urban Education at The Graduate Center, The City University of New York in 2008.  She has conducted participatory action research with New York City youth on the uses and abuses of the GED option, the impacts of mayoral control, and school non-completion.  Her current research is with migrant youth in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Her publications are concerned with the ethics of social science research and educational research, Indigenous social and political thought, decolonizing research methodologies and theories of change, and the consequences of neoliberal accountability policies on school completion.  She is the author of Urban Youth and School Push-Out: Gateways, Get-aways, and the GED (Routledge, 2012) and co-editor (with K. Wayne Yang) of Youth Resistance Research and Theories of Change (Routledge, 2014).  

Tuck’s book with Marcia McKenzie, Place in Research: Theory, Methodology, and Methods (Routledge, 2015) discusses the often overlooked significance of place in social science research.

Urban Youth and School Pushout has been awarded the 2013 Outstanding Book of the Year Award from the Qualitative Research SIG of the American Educational Research Association, and was named a 2013 Critics Choice by the American Educational Studies Association.

In 2014, Tuck  received an early career award from the Committee of Scholars of Color on Education, of the American Educational Research Association.

Tuck’s writings have appeared in Harvard Educational Review, Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education, and Society, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Journal for the International Society on Teacher Education, Urban Review, and several edited volumes.  With K. Wayne Yang she is co-editor of a special issue of International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (September, 2011) on youth resistance, and she is co-editor 2014 special issue of Environmental Education Research on land education with Kate McCoy and Marcia McKenzie.
Dr. Tuck is Unangax and is an enrolled member of the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, Alaska.

Teaching Overview

SJE1954H S: Marginality and the Politics of Resistance

This course examines the processes through which certain groups are marginalized and explores some strategies for resistance. The first section explores: the meaning of subjectivity and its relationship to political practice, experience, knowledge, and power. Section two looks more closely at gender, sexuality and race, exploring here both the concepts we have used to understand domination and the practices of marginalization themselves. Section three considers three strategies of resistance: writing, cultural production, and politics.

SJE2999H S: Special topics: Decolonization, Antiblackness, and Settler Colonialism

This course will examine settler colonialism and antiblackness as entwined historical and contemporary social structures. It will appraise lived consequences for Indigenous peoples, Black peoples, European settlers, and other arrivals. It will consider theorises of decolonization and abolition within settler colonial contexts.

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