Mary Pattillo is the Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African American studies at Northwestern University. She is the author of Black on the Block: The Politics of Race and Class in the City, also published by the University of Chicago Press, and coeditor of Imprisoning America: The Social Effects of Mass Incarceration.
Annette Lareauis the Stanley I. Sheerr Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She is faculty member in the Department of Sociology with a secondary appointment in the Graduate School of Education. Lareau is the author ofHome Advantage: Social Class and Parental Intervention in Elementary Education(1989; second edition, 2000), and coeditor ofSocial Class: How Does it Work?(2009); andEducation Research on Trial: Policy Reform and the Call for Scientific Rigor(2009); andJourneys through Ethnography: Realistic Accounts of Fieldwork(1996).