Eva Jewell (Ma’iingan dodem) is Anishinaabekwe from Deshkan Ziibiing (Chippewas of the Thames First Nation) in present-day southern Ontario. Her community-based research uses mixed methods to explore the knowledge ways and meanings of Anishinaabe kinship and culture as reclamation for governance practice in her First Nation.
Jewell is a postdoctoral research fellow in Indigenous Methodologies and is working with Dr. Andrea Doucet in the Social Justice Research Institute on Indigenous perspectives of issues in gender, work, and care. Their most recent work investigates employment challenges in the Niagara region amongst an urban Indigenous community, with future research projects exploring young parenthood and elder caregiving in Indigenous communities.
Jewell holds a B.A. in Indigenous Liberal Studies (Institute of American Indian Arts) and an M.A. in Indigenous Governance (University of Victoria). She is a candidate in the Doctor of Social Sciences program at Royal Roads University and is defending her dissertation October 2018.