The Inaugural Leonard Gillman Lecture on Jewish Culture: Black Folks and the Jewish Experience Bruce Haynes speaking on his book, The Soul of Judaism: Jews of African Descent
Professor Haynes will speak about his most recent publication, The Soul of Judaism; Jews of African Descent in America (NYU Press 2018), which challenges the dominant paradigm that Jews are white and of European descent. The book won the 2019 Albert J Raboteau Prize for Best Book in Africana Religions. Haynes has spent the last two decades studying Black-Jewish relations and Afro-Jewish identity in the U.S.
Bruce D. Haynes is professor of sociology at the University of California, Davis and a
Senior Fellow in the Urban Ethnography Project at Yale University. Dr. Haynes’ work uses ethnographic and historical methodologies to extend and expand racialization as an analytical and explanatory framework for understanding racial group boundaries and neighborhood segregation.