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Dr. Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Associate Professor

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Email: jake.wilson@csulb.edu
Office: PSY-132
Phone: (562) 985-7379

Main Courses:

  • Introduction to Sociology [Soc. 100]
  • Racism, Power, & Inequality [Soc. 436]
  • Modern Sociological Theory [Soc. 357]

Research Interests:

  • Race, Racism, and Labor; Logistics; Racialized Divisions in the Working-Class; Global Labor Struggles; Unions; Whiteness and Masculinities.

Program Affiliations:

Education:

  • A.A., Mount San Antonio College, 1999
  • B.S. (magna cum laude), Conservation & Resource Studies, UC Berkeley, 2001
  • M.A., Ph.D., Sociology, UC Riverside, 2008

Overview of Research: 

  • Dr. Jake Alimahomed-Wilson’s research explores the ways in which racism and labor exploitation intersect. He is particularly interested in the role of logistics in the global economy and the key role that logistics workers play in resisting exploitation across the global capitalist supply chain. During the Spring 2018 semester, he will be teaching in London, in collaboration with CSULB’s London Semester Study Abroad Program
  • Currently, he is co-editing (with Immanuel Ness) Choke Points: Logistics Workers Disrupting the Global Supply Chain. Book summary: “Global capitalism is a precarious system. Relying on the steady flow of goods across the world, transnational companies such as Wal-Mart and Amazon depend on the work of millions in docks, warehouses and logistics centres to keep their goods moving. This is the global supply chain, and, if the chain is broken, capitalism grinds to a halt. This book looks at case studies across the world to uncover a network of resistance by these workers who, despite their importance, often face vast exploitation and economic violence. Experiencing firsthand wildcat strikes, organised blockades and boycotts, the authors explore a diverse range of case studies, from South China dockworkers to the transformation of the port of Piraeus in Greece, from the Southern California logistics sector, to dock and logistical workers in Chile and unions in Turkey.”

Books:

Articles & Book Chapters:

Other Publications:

  • Alimahomed-Wilson, Jake. 2013. “Logistics Revolution (in shipping).” SAGE Sociology of Work Encyclopedia, edited by Vicki Smith and Geoffrey Golson.
  • Alimahomed, Sabrina and Jake Alimahomed-Wilson. 2009. “Protest as Embodied State Practices: An Examination of Hegemonic and Counter-Hegemonic Protest Tactics.” Perspectives on Anarchist Theory.

Awards:

  • 2015-2016  Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award. California State University, Long Beach.
  • 2015 Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Mentorship Award. California State University, Long Beach.
  • 2014 Most Inspiring Professor, CSULB Alumni Association. California State University, Long Beach.
  • 2013 Enhancing Education Through Technology (3ET) Award, Flipping the Classroom Stipend. California State University, Long Beach.
  • 2013 Faculty Mentoring Award, Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). California State University, Long Beach.
  • 2012 Labor Ignites Featured Scholar. The Dolores Huerta Labor Institute. Los Angeles Community College.