Mikhail Lyubansky, Ph.D., is a member of the teaching faculty in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he teaches a course about the psychology of race and a grad-level restorative justice practicum . His research and writing interests include racial/ethnic group relations and restorative justice. He is a regular contributor to anthologies on popular culture, including Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and, most recently, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, published by BenBella. He has co-authored a book on the Russian-Jewish diaspora and is currently working on a book project describing a socially-responsible psychology in a global age. In addition to his academic writing, Mikhail writes a blog about race for Psychology Today, called Between the Lines. All material on this site published under his byline remains the property of Mikhail Lyubansky, copyright 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Permission is granted to repost and distribute, with proper attribution. Born in Kiev, Mikhail immigrated with his family to the United States as a child in 1977.