Joshua Bloom, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

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, 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).

For more details and CV go to his personal website joshuabloom.net.

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of California Los Angeles, 2014
  • BA, University of California Berkeley, 1999

Representative Publications

2020. “The Dynamics of Repression and Insurgent Practice in the Black Liberation Struggle.” American Journal of Sociology

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

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.

Research Interests

  • Social Movements
  • Race
  • Labor
  • Insurgent Practice