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Bruce D. Haynes

Bruce D. Haynes


2251 SS&H Social Science Building

Davis , CA 95616

Office Hours for Spring 2017 :

  • Spring 2017: Mondays 3:00-5:00pm and by appointment


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


Research Interests

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

Bruce D. Haynes is 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

Down the Up Staircase

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

Haynes teaches courses focused primarily race and ethnic inequality, racialized spaces, ethnic communities, and urban society.  He is a member of the Community Development and Geography graduate groups at UCD.  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



1283 Social Sciences & 
University of California, 
One Shields Avenue 
Davis, CA 95616

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