Bruce D. Haynes is an urban sociologist and ethnographer who was born and raised in Harlem. He is a Professor at the University of California, Davis, and a Senior Fellow in the Urban Ethnography Project at Yale University. An authority on race, ethnicity, and urban communities, his publications include Red Lines, Black Spaces: The Politics of Race and Space in a Black Middle-Class Suburb (Yale University Press, 2001), The Ghetto: Contemporary Global Issues and Controversies (Westview Press, 2011), and Down the Up Staircase: Three Generations of a Harlem Family (Columbia University, 2017). His newest work, tentatively entitled Hear O' Israel: Voices of African American Jews, is under contract with New York University Press and slated for publication in fall 2017.  

Syma Solovitch is a freelance writer, developmental editor, and educator. This is her first book.