Devah Pager is a Professor of Sociology and co-Director of the Joint Degree Program in Social Science and Social Policy at Princeton University. She is also Faculty Associate of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs and the Office of Population Research. Her research focuses on institutions affecting racial stratification, including education, labor markets, and the criminal justice system. Pager's recent research has involved a series of field experiments studying discrimination against minorities and ex-offenders in the low-wage labor market. Her recent book, Marked: Race, Crime, and Finding Work in an Era of Mass Incarceration (University of Chicago Press, 2007), investigates the racial and economic consequences of large scale imprisonment for contemporary U.S. labor markets. Pager holds Masters Degrees from Stanford University and the University of Cape Town, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2008.