Joshua Bloom is Director of the Social Movements Lab and faculty in Sociology at University of Pittsburgh. He studies the dynamics of insurgent practice and social transformation. Bloom’s research on social movements, race, and labor has been published in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, and other venues. He is 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). Before earning a PhD, Bloom spent many years as an anti-racist organizer.
Personal web page: https://www.joshuabloom.net