About the Author

Japonica Brown-Saracino is Associate Professor of Sociology at Boston University.  A graduate of Smith College (A.B.) and Northwestern University (Ph.D.), she is the author of A Neighborhood That Never Changes: Gentrification, Social Preservation and the Search for Authenticity (University of Chicago Press), which received the Urban Affairs Association Best Book Award for 2010 - 2011.  She is the editor of the Gentrification Debates (Routledge), and her articles on place, identity, community change, and sexualities have appeared in journals such as Sexualities, American Journal of Sociology, City & Community, Annual Review of Sociology, and Social Problems.