Joshua Bloom, PhD

Contact

2617 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-7110

Biography

I am interested in the dynamics of insurgent practice and social transformation. My studies of social movements, race, and labor, have been published in American Sociological Review and other venues. I am principal author of Black against Empire: the History and Politics of the Black Panther Party (University of California Press, special edition 2016), which won the American Book Award, and co-editor of Working for Justice: the LA Model of Organizing and Advocacy (Cornell University Press, 2010).

Fields of Interest

  • Social Movements
  • Race
  • Labor
  • Insurgent Practice

Degrees

  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2014

2016. Black against Empire: the History and Politics of the Black Panther Party. University of California Press, special edition.

2015. “The Dynamics of Opportunity and Insurgent Practice: How Black Anti-colonialists Compelled Truman to Advocate Civil Rights.” American Sociological Review. 80(2): 391-415.

SOC 2205 Research Design

American Book Award