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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; Racialized Divisions in the Working-Class; Logistics; Unions and Workers Movements; Whiteness; Masculinities; Environmental Justice

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

Selected publications: 

Overview of Dr. Jake Alimahomed-Wilson’s Research: 

  • Dr. Jake Alimahomed-Wilson’s research explores the ways in which racism and labor exploitation intersect within capitalism. He is also interested in the role of logistics in the global economy and the key role that logistics workers play in resisting exploitation across the world. Dr. Alimahomed-Wilson is the co-author (with Dr. Edna Bonacich) of Getting the Goods: Ports, Labor, and the Logistics Revolution (Cornell Press) and the author of Solidarity Forever? Race, Gender, and Unionism in the Ports of Southern California (Lexington Books).
  • Currently, he is co-editing (with Dr. Immanuel Ness) an edited book called: Choke Points: Logistics Workers and Solidarity Movements Disrupting the Global Capitalist Supply Chain (under contract with Pluto Press). Choke Points, a part of the Wildcat Series at Pluto Press, disrupts the narrative of both the corporate “supply chain management” ideology and state control of the global supply chain by focusing on the strategic role of logistics workers, especially those workers from the Global South, in resisting exploitation, degrading working conditions, and other dehumanizing forces inherent in global capitalism. In addition, the book seeks to highlight the strategic nature of focusing on supply chain  “choke points” (e.g. ports) within global capitalism in order to build capacity for other social justice movements via solidarity actions and other forms of resistance across supply chains worldwide.
  • Dr. Alimahomed-Wilson is currently working on a research project entitled “The Logistics of Occupation”, which critically analyzes Israel’s colonial suppression of Palestine’s goods movement infrastructure.
  • Recently, Dr. Alimahomed-Wilson was selected to be the faculty member for CSULB’s London Semester abroad program for spring 2018.

Books:

Articles:

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.