Roy, Beth 1941-
Roy, Beth 1941-
Born April 1, 1941, in New York, NY; daughter of Irving (a physician) and Ruth (a homemaker) Rapfogel; companion of Mariah Breeding (a consultant); children: Tuhin Roy, Joshua Walker. Education: Brandeis University, B.A., 1961; University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D., 1991.
Home—San Francisco, CA. Office—Peace and Conflict Studies Program, University of California, 101 Stephens Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720. Agent—Michele Rubin, Writers House, 21 W. 26th St., New York, NY 10010. E-mail—[email protected]
Self-employed therapist and mediator, 1973—. University of California, Berkeley, lecturer in peace and conflict studies, 1999—; Practitioners Research and Scholarship Institute, chair.
Peggy Hermann Award, National Conference on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution, 2001; best article award, National Association of Hu- man Rights Workers, 2002, for "Stick Figure against a Background of Color: Racial Profiling and the Case of Amadou Diallo."
Bullock Carts and Motor Bikes: Ancient India on a New Road, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1972.
On a Tree of Trouble: Tribes of India in Crisis, Farrar, Straus & Giroux (New York, NY), 1974.
Some Trouble with Cows: Making Sense of Social Conflict, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA), 1994.
(Illustrator) Deborah Weinstein-Stern, Mira's Month, BMT Newsletter (Highland Park, IL), 1994.
Bitters in the Honey: Hope and Disappointment across Divides of Race and Time, University of Arkansas Press (Fayetteville, AR), 1999.
Contributor to books, including No Middle Ground, edited by Kathleen Blee, New York University Press (New York, NY), 1998; and Race and Ethnicity: Comparative and Theoretical Approaches, edited by John Stone and Rutledge Dennis, Blackwell Publishing (Malden, MA), 2003. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Peace and Conflict Studies, Conciliation Quarterly, Footnotes, Interdisciplinary Peace Research, International Journal of the Sociology of Law, and Journal of Intergroup Relations.
Beth Roy told CA: "Both [my] practice and scholarship are fueled by social justice concerns. My objective is to contribute to understandings of oppression in ways that lend practical aid to activism toward change."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
American Journal of Sociology, July, 1995, Jean Bacon, review of Some Trouble with Cows: Making Sense of Social Conflict, p. 235.
Annals of the Academy of Political and Social Science, November, 1996, Surinder K. Mehta, review of Some Trouble with Cows, p. 234.
Choice, December, 1994, D.A. Chekki, review of Some Trouble with Cows, p. 683; April, 2000, J. Watras, review of Bitters in the Honey: Tales of Hope and Disappointment across Divides of Race and Time, p. 1521.
Journal of Asian Studies, February, 1998, Diane P. Mines, review of Some Trouble with Cows, p. 259.
Journal of Contemporary Asia, December, 1995, Kate Currie, review of Some Trouble with Cows, p. 583; March, 1998, G.K. Lieten, review of Some Trouble with Cows, p. 142.
Journal of Southern History, May, 2001, review of Bitters in the Honey, p. 485.
Oral History Review, winter-spring, 2004, Norma Smith, review of Bitters in the Honey, p. 100.
Reference & Research Book News, February, 2000, review of Bitters in the Honey, p. 133.
Sociological Review, May, 1995, Searle Chatterjee, review of Some Trouble with Cows, p. 406.