Portrait by Red Works

Portrait by Red Works

Eve Tuck is Associate Professor of Critical Race and Indigenous Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. She is Canada Research Chair of Indigenous Methodologies with Youth and Communities. She is a William T Grant Scholar (2015-2020) and was a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (2011-2012).

Tuck is Unangax and is an enrolled member of the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, Alaska.

Tuck's work is on urban education and Indigenous studies. As a whole, her research focuses on how Indigenous social thought can be engaged to create more fair and just social policy, more meaningful social movements, and when that doesn't work, robust approaches to decolonization.

Tuck is the author of Urban Youth and School Pushout (Routledge, 2012) and Place in Research (co-written with Marcia McKenzie, Routledge, 2015). She is the co-editor of Youth Resistance Research and Theories of Change (with K. Wayne Yang, Routledge, 2014); Land Education (with Kate McCoy and Marcia McKenzie, Routledge, 2016); Toward What Justice? Describing Diverse Dreams of Education in Research (with K. Wayne Yang, Routledge, 2018); and Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education: Mapping the Long View (edited with Linda Tuhiwai Smith and K. Wayne Yang).

Tuck is the co-editor with K. Wayne Yang of Critical Ethnic Studies, a new journal published by University of Minnesota Press. She is co-editor of a new book series with Routledge, titled Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education, also with K. Wayne Yang.

She makes a podcast with graduate students at OISE, University of Toronto, called The Henceforward, on relationships between Indigenous and Black communities on Turtle Island.

Tuck is the author of more than 20 peer reviewed articles. Her most widely-engaged articles include "Suspending Damage, a letter to communities," published by Harvard Educational Review in 2009; "Decolonization is Not a Metaphor," co-authored with K. Wayne Yang and published in 2012 by Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society, "Breaking Up with Deleuze" published in 2010 by International Journal of Qualitative Inquiry, and "A Glossary of Haunting," co-authored with C. Ree, and published in a recent handbook on autoethnography. 

Tuck has been recognized with an early career award from the Committee on Scholars of Color in Education of the American Educational Research Association, and several book and article awards.

She is the co-creator of the Citation Practices Challenge, an effort to be more intentional about our citation practices, to more fully consider the politics of citation