Devah Pager

Associate Professor of Sociology

Executive Committee

 157 Wallace Hall

 Curriculum Vitae





Devah Pager is an Associate Professor of Sociology. Her two main lines of work consider (1) the labor market consequences of mass incarceration and (2) the persistence of racial discrimination in employment. Pager's current research has involved a series of field experiments studying discrimination against minorities and ex-offenders in the low-wage labor market. As a separate line of work, Pager spent a year in Paris on a Fulbright grant studying changes in crime policy and its relationship to patterns of immigration and ethnic tension in contemporary France. Pager holds Masters Degrees from Stanford University and the University of Cape Town, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Pager, Devah. 2007. MARKED: Race, Crime, and Finding Work in an Era of Mass Incarceration. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, in press.

Pager, Devah. 2007. "The Use of Field Experiments for Studies of Employment Discrimination: Contributions, Critiques, and Directions for the Future"Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 609: 104-133.

Pager, Devah. 2005. "Walking the Talk: What Employers Say Versus What They Do." American Sociological Review 70(3):355-380.

Pager, Devah. 2005. "Double Jeopardy: Race, Crime, and Getting a Job." Wisconsin Law Review (2):617-660.

Pager, Devah. 2003. "The Mark of a Criminal Record." American Journal of Sociology 108(5): 937-975.

Pager, Devah. 2003. "Blacks and Ex-Cons Need Not Apply." Contexts 2(4): 58-59.