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. Tuck is the founding director of the Tkaronto CIRCLE Lab.
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 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.
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.
Under Tuck’s leadership, The Tkaronto CIRCLE Lab released the Collaborative Indigenous Research Digital Garden, and the Land Education Dreambook, in 2022. 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.