Eve Tuck

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Eve Tuck
Nationality Unangax, American
Alma mater The City University of New York
Occupation Academic, Author
Awards Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Scholarship, William T. Grant Foundation Scholar

Eve Tuck is an award winning Unangax scholar in the field of Indigenous studies and educational research.


Tuck is a member of the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, Alaska.[1] She spent her formative years living in Pennsylvania.[2] Tuck graduated in 2001 with her Bachelor of Arts in writing and education studies from Eugene Lang College, The New School for Social Research. In 2008 Tuck received her Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Education from The Graduate Center, City University of New York.[3]

From 2011 to 2012 Tuck held a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. During the fellowship her work focused on Indigenous research ethics. In 2015 Tuck was selected as a William T. Grant Foundation Scholar (2015-2020). Her project for this $350,000 grant is titled "Migrant Youth, Differed Action and Postsecondary Outcomes."[4] In addition to her research work Tuck is an Associate Professor in the department of Social Justice Education at the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute For Studies in Education.[3] She also currently sits on the University of Toronto's Truth and Reconciliation Commission Steering Committee.[5]

In 2017 Tuck was awarded a Teir 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Methodologies with Youth and Communities at the Ontario Institute For Studies in Education.[6]

Professional Activities[edit]

Tuck is currently the co-editor of Critical Ethnic Studies a journal published by the University of Minnesota Press.[7] She is also the co-editor of the Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education book series published by Routledge. Tuck shares both of these editorial positions with K. Wayne Young.[8]

Tuck has also held numerous positions with the American Educational Research Association including: program co-chair of curriculum studies (2015-2017), positions on the Executive Committee, and the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Special Interest Group.[9]

In partnership with K. Wayne Young Eve Tuck is the co-founder of the Land Relationships Super Collective. This grassroots community based collective aims to provide a support network for those engaged in land-based collaboration and decolonization work.[2] Similar to her work with the Lands Relationships Super Collective Tuck has been active in the Ogimaa Mikana Project since 2013. The Ogimaa Mikana Project is an initiative to replace street signs in Toronto, Ontario with Indigenous place names, raising awareness about stolen land, Indigenous history, and decolonization.[10]

Tuck is also one of the founders and creators of The Henceforward podcast which examines the relationships between Indigenous and Black peoples in North America.[11] Tuck's work on The Henceforward reflects a desire to see increased conversations between black and Indigenous scholars. Tuck has involved her graduate students in the production and hosting of the show.[12]

She is well known for her advocacy relating to decolonization and Indigenization and her calls for education and post-secondary institutions to take more tangible actions to Indigenization.[13] At the University of Toronto, Tuck has actively worked to organize community events and make spaces more welcoming for Indigenous students.[14]


  • Outstanding Edited Volume, Division B: Curriculum Studies, American Educational Research Association (2015)
  • Early Career Award, Committee of Scholars of Color on Education, American Educational Research Association (2014)[15][16]
  • Outstanding Book Award, Qualitative Research Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association (2013)[17]
  • Critics Choice Book Award, American Educational Studies Association (2013)[18]
  • Exemplary Paper Award, American Education and Literary Special Interest group, American Educational Research Association (2012)[1]
  • Writing Fellows Dissertation Scholarship, City University of New York (2006-2008)[19]


  • McCoy, Kate; Tuck, Eve; McKenzie, Marcia, eds. (2016). Land Education: Rethinking Pedagogies of Place from Indigenous, Postcolonial, and Decolonizing Perspectives. Routledge. ISBN 978-1138999992. 
  • Tuck, Eve; McKenzie, Marcia (2015). Place in Research: Theory, Methodology, and Methods (Reprint ed.). Routledge. ISBN 978-1138639683. 
  • Tuck, Eve; Yang, K. Wayne, eds. (2013). Youth Resistance Research and Theories of Change. Routledge. ISBN 978-0415816847. 
  • Tuck, Eve (2013). Urban Youth and School Pushout: Gateways, Get-aways, and the GED. Routledge. ISBN 978-0415886093. 
  • Tuck, Eve; Neofitustis, Tasos (2013). The Youth to Youth Guide to the GED. The Sate University of New York. 
  • Eve, Tuck; Anyon, Jean (2009). Theory and Educational Research: Toward Critical Social Explanation. Routledge. ISBN 9781135854430. 


  1. ^ a b "Bio". Eve Tuck. Retrieved 2017-03-07. 
  2. ^ a b D'Andrea, Marisol. "RESEARCH :: education research :: OISE Research at the University of Toronto". www.oise.utoronto.ca. Retrieved 2017-03-07. 
  3. ^ a b "SJE :: Eve Tuck :: Social Justice Education". www.oise.utoronto.ca. Retrieved 2017-03-07. 
  4. ^ "Current and Former Scholars | William T. Grant Foundation". William T. Grant Foundation. Retrieved 2017-03-07. 
  5. ^ "Truth and Reconciliation on Campus". University of Toronto News. Retrieved 2017-03-07. 
  6. ^ "20 U of T experts named new Canada Research Chairs". University of Toronto News. Retrieved 2018-01-29. 
  7. ^ "Contact". Critical Ethnic Studies. Retrieved 2017-03-07. 
  8. ^ "Book Series". Eve Tuck. Retrieved 2017-03-07. 
  9. ^ "Roster - 2017 Annual Meeting Program Committee". www.aera.net. Retrieved 2017-03-07. 
  10. ^ Blight, Susan; King, Hayden (October 17, 2016). "Naming is a good start – but we need to do more for reconciliation". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2017-03-07. 
  11. ^ "Team". The Henceforward. Retrieved 2017-03-07. 
  12. ^ "Podcasting goes to school | University Affairs". University Affairs. Retrieved 2018-05-15. 
  13. ^ "'Universities don't become different just by wishing for it': Eve Tuck on the challenge of changing academia | CBC Radio". CBC. Retrieved 2018-05-15. 
  14. ^ "Lessons from the first Summit for Mentoring Indigenous Graduate Students | University Affairs". University Affairs. Retrieved 2018-05-15. 
  15. ^ "School of Education Newsletter » Professor Eve Tuck Receives Award from the American Educational Research Association". sites.newpaltz.edu. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  16. ^ "AERA Announces 2014 Award Winners in Education Research". www.aera.net. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  17. ^ "AERA Announces 2013 Award Winners in Education Research". www.aera.net. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  18. ^ "The American Educational Studies Association, an international learned society for students, teachers, research scholars, and administrators who are interested in the foundations of education". www.educationalstudies.org. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  19. ^ "OISE :: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education :: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto". www.oise.utoronto.ca. Retrieved 2018-04-27.