Collegiate Affiliation

Joshua Page is the Fink Professor of Sociology and Law at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of The Toughest Beat: Politics, Punishment, and the Prison Officers Union in California (2011) and co-author (with Michelle Phelps and Phil Goodman) of Breaking the Pendulum: The Long Struggle over Criminal Justice (2017). He’s currently writing a book with Joe Soss titled Legal Plunder: Predatory Policing and Punishment in the United States. He serves on the board of directors of The Legal Revolution and the research steering committee of The Minnesota Justice Research Center.  

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Sociology, University of California at Berkeley, May 2007
  • M.A: Sociology, University of California at Berkeley, May 2001


  • Law, Criminology, and Justice
  • Labor and Unionization
  • Political Economy
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Social Theory