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Bruce D. Haynes

Bruce D. Haynes

Associate Professor

2251 SS&H

Office Hours for Winter 2016 :

  • Thurs 4-5:00PM and by appointment


  1. Ph.D., City University of New York Graduate Center


Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Urban
  • Community
  • Sociology of Knowledge

Selected Publications

The Ghetto: Contemporary Global Issues and Controversies (Westview Press 2012) Paperback · 384 Pages  ISBN 9780813345031

  • 2009 “People of God, Children of Ham: Making black(s) Jews,” which has been published in the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, (Volume 8, Issue 2, July 2009)
  • 2008     "Place, Space and Race: Monopolistic Group Closure and the Dark Side of Social Capital," Networked Urbanism: Social capital in the City, edited by Talja Blokland and Mike Savage, Ashgate Press 2008 (with Jesse Hernandez- UC Davis doctoral candidate)

  • 2008     “The Racial Order of Suburban Communities: Past, Present, and Future,” Blackwell-Sociology Compass Volume 2 Issue 4, Pages 1245 - 1251 Published Online: 9 Jul 2008

Bruce D. Haynes Associate Professor of Sociology and a Senior Fellow in the Urban Ethnography Project at Yale University. An authority on race, ethnicity, and urban communities, his publications include The Ghetto:  Contemporary Issues and Controversies, and RED LINES, BLACK SPACES: The Politics of Race and Space in a Black Middle-Class Suburb (Yale University Press 2001).  Currently, Haynes is contracted with New York University Press for a book entitled "Hear O' Israel:  Voices of African American Jews" about Black Jews in America.  This work explores Blacks and Jews as racial projects, while it challenges popular and academic assumptions that don’t imagine Black Jews to exist. His work uses mixed methods to uncover how historical processes of racialization that shape the present.
Bruce D. Haynes

Haynes, with co-author Syma Solovitch, are under contract with Columbia University for an auto-ethnography about Haynes's Harlem roots.

Haynes teaches courses focused primarily race and ethnic inequality, racialized spaces, ethnic communities, and urban society.  He has a strong record mentoring students and providing the guidance and support to produce high quality researchers and community leaders.


─ 2009 Chancellor's Award. - "Soaring to New Heights Special Citation for Diversity and Principles of Community"

─ 2009 Martin Luther King Outstanding Educator by the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund.-  Campus Ministry, City of Davis, and Office of Campus Community Relations



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