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Eve Tuck

Eve Tuck

Professor of Indigenous Studies, James Weldon Johnson Professor

Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities

Eve Tuck is Professor of Indigenous Studies and James Weldon Johnson Professor at Steinhardt, in the Department of Applied Statistics, Social Sciences and Humanities, and the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, at New York University. She is the founding director of the new Provostial Center for Indigenous Studies at NYU. Tuck 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.

Tuck'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. Learn more about her work.

Tuck is the former Canada Research Chair of Indigenous Methodologies with Youth and Communities at the University of Toronto. Tuck was the founding director of the Tkaronto CIRCLE Lab.  Tuck 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. Under Tuck’s leadership, The Tkaronto CIRCLE Lab released the Collaborative Indigenous Research Digital Garden, and the Land Education Dreambook, in 2022. She has made a podcast with graduate students at OISE, University of Toronto, called The Henceforward, on relationships between Indigenous and Black communities on Turtle Island.