Joshua Bloom, PhD

  • Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies

Joshua Bloom is Director of the Social Movements Lab. He studies the dynamics of insurgent practice and social transformation.

For more details and CV go to his personal website

Education & Training

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

Representative Publications

2022. Contested Legitimacy in Ferguson: Nine Hours on Canfield Drive. Cambridge University Press, Contentious Politics Elements (short monograph series).

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