McEvoy has a degree in Education and a Master’s in History from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. She is also a Doctor in Latin American History from the University of California in San Diego. She is an expert on the political and intellectual history of war and violence. She has received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and has published a range of books, including La utopía republicana: ideales y realidades en la formación de la cultura política peruana; Guerreros civilizadores: política, sociedad y cultura durante la Guerra del Pacífico, 1879-1884; En pos de la república: ensayos de historia política e intelectual. Carmen has residences in both Sewanee and La Punta, and lives with her husband Enrique and her pets: Nuna, Flora, Dodo, Maple and Rabito, the little cat who appeared at their door one day during the pandemic and stole their hearts.