In Conversation with Professor Eve Tuck

Professor Eve Tuck and Eddie Cubillo

The Indigenous Law and Justice Hub hosted leading Critical Race and Indigenous Studies scholar Professor Eve Tuck (Unangax╠é) on 2 October 2023 as part of the Hub's White Noise seminar series.

In this timely conversation, Professor Tuck and Dr Eddie Cubillo discussed their experiences and perspectives as Indigenous people working within the academy while making efforts to decolonise.

Eve Tuck is 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 the founding director of the Tkaronto CIRCLE Lab.

Eve is Unangax̂ and is an enrolled member of the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, Alaska. She grew up outside of her community, living in Pennsylvania as a child, and New York City as a young adult. She earned a PhD in Urban Education from The Graduate Center, The City University of New York in 2008. Eve was a William T Grant Scholar (2015-2020) and was a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (2011-2012). Tuck was recognized in May 2021 with an honorary doctorate from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, in Vancouver. She was recognized with a Spencer Foundation Mentor Award in 2022, and the Mike Charleston Award for Distinguished Contributions to Indigenous Education in 2023.

Eve’s work is on collaborative Indigenous research, Indigenous feminisms, and land education. 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 robust approaches to decolonization.