Laurence Ralph is assistant professor in the Departments of Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Harvard University.
"Renegade Dreams is a tour de force-extremely well written and engaging, and replete with original insights. Once I began reading Ralph's book I had a difficult time putting it down. His field research is fascinating. And his explicit discussion of the interconnections of inner-city injury with government and community institutions, as well as how it is related to historical and social processes, is a major contribution." (William Julius Wilson, author of The Truly Disadvantaged)"