Alfredo Carlos is a Faculty member in the departments of Political Science and Chicano Latino Studies at California State University, Long Beach. His interests revolve around understanding the nature of inequality in the U.S. and through praxis organizing alternative economies that empower working communities. His particularly specialization is in political economy with a focus in economic democracy, which consists in part of worker ownership and workplace democracy. In 2013-14, he was a University of California President's Dissertation Year Fellow as well as a Q. A. Shaw McKean, Jr. Fellow with the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine where he specialized in the fields of American Politics (Racial and Urban Politics) and Political Theory (Political Economy). He earned his M.A. in Political Science from California State University, Long Beach with a focus in Comparative Politics and International Relations and his B.A. is in History and Chicano Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Political Economy, Urban Politics, Inequality, Racial and Ethnic Politics, Mexican, Chicano and Latin American Politics, Immigration, Social Movements, Labor Politics, Economic Democracy, Democratic Theory, Politics of Development, Revolutions, Politics in Entertainment Media and Culture.