Beth Roy is a long-time mediator in the San Francisco Bay Area. She also writes books on social conflict, including Some Trouble with Cows: Making Sense of Social Conflict (an oral history of Hindu-Muslim clashes in South Asia), Bitters in the Honey: Tales of Hope and Disappointment Across Divides of Race and Time (an exploration of race relations today based on stories by ordinary people involved in the desegregation of schools in Little Rock in the 1950s), and Diallo’s Challenge: Policing, Politics, and the Decriminalization of Race. She is a founder of the Practitioners Research and Scholarship Institute (PRASI).