The Latino Question: Politics, Labouring Classes and the Next Left, Co-Authored with Armando Ibarra and Rodolfo D. Torres .
Pluto Press (Palgrave) London: UK. Forthcoming August 2018.
Ibarra, Armando and Carlos, Alfredo. "Mexican Mass Labor Migration in a Not-So Changing Political Economy." Ethnicities Journal.
Alfredo Carlos. October 23, 2013. “Mexico “Under Siege”: Drug Cartels or American Imperialism?” Latin American Perspectives
Alfredo Carlos. November 16, 2012. “The Future of the American Economy: Economic Democracy or Bust!” Publicación Oficial. Eventos Sociedad Cubana de Investigaciones Filosóficas (SCIF). Havana, Cuba.
March 30, 2018. “Globalization in a “Post-Neoliberal” Trump Era. Panel Discussant and Chair at the Western Political Science Association annual conference. San Francisco, CA.
March 24, 2017. “The Latino Question? Politics, Laboring Classes and the Next Left.” Roundtable at the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Scholars Annual Conference. Irvine, California.
June 27, 2016. “Racism, Inequality and the Cooperative Mode of Production.” Research Presentation at the Annual Beyster Symposium. Sponsored by the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations and The Foundation for Enterprise Development. La Jolla, CA.
April 8, 2016. “Latino Labor in Neoliberal Capitalism.” Roundtable at the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Scholars Annual Conference. Denver, Colorado.
April 17, 2015. “Democratizing the Discipline: Gramsci, the Academy and a War of Position”. Paper Presentation at the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Scholars annual conference. San Francisco, CA.
April 3, 2015. “Hegemony, War of Position and Workplace Democracy”. Paper Presentation at the Western Political Science Association annual conference. Las Vegas NV.
June 24, 2014. “Worker Cooperatives and Action Research”. Symposium Presentation at the Annual Beyster Symposium. Sponsored by the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations and The Foundation for Enterprise Development. La Jolla, CA.
April 12, 2014. “ Action Research and Economic Democracy”. Paper Presentation at the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Scholars Annual Conference. Salt Lake City, UT.
January 13, 2014. “Cooperative Development in the Bay Area; A Case Study” Research Update at Louis O. Kelso Mid-year Fellows Symposium. Sponsored by the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations and The Foundation for Enterprise Development. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
June 24, 2013. “Cooperative Development in the Bay Area; A Case Study” Research Update at The Beyster Symposium. Sponsored by the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations and The Foundation for Enterprise Development. La Jolla, CA.
May 17, 2013. Conference Organizer for the 2nd Annual UC Comparative Latino Studies Workshop. Sponsored by the UCI Department of Chicano Latino Studies, the UC Berkeley Center for Latino Policy Research and hosted by the UCI Chicano Latino Graduate Student Collective at the University of California Irvine.
March, 29, 2013. “The Future of the American Economy: Expanding Democracy to the Workplace.” Paper presentation at Western Political Science Association Annual Conference. Hollywood, CA.
February 22, 2013. ““Under Siege”: Drug Violence or U.S. Economic Paternalism in Mexico?” Paper presentation at “Horizons” Global Studies Conference. University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA.
November 15, 2012. “Economic Democracy: The Future of the American Economy.” Paper Presentation at the 15th International Conference on the New Political Science. Sponsored by La Sociedad Cubana de Investigaciones Filosoficas and La Universidad de La Habana, Havana, Cuba.
May 5, 2012. Conference Organizer for the UC Latino Issues Conference and paper presentation of “Mexico Under Siege: Drug Cartels or American Imperialism?” Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Center for Latino Policy Research. Berkeley, CA.
April 28, 2011. Conference Participant for “Cuba: The State of UC Research” the UC-Cuba Academic Initiative. Irvine, CA.
April 22, 2011. “Mexico Under Siege: The Drug Narrative About Mexico and U.S. Imperialism.” Paper presentation at Western Political Science Association Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX.
March 31, 2011. “Theories of Economic Democracy: Constructing New Forms of Social, Political and Economic Organization.” National Association of Chicana and Chicano Scholars Annual Conference. Pasadena, CA.
March 24, 2009. “Fidel, Che and the Diffusion of Cuban Revolutionary Idealism.” Paper presentation at “Intersecting Histories” Graduate Student Conference. Claremont Graduate University, Claremont CA.
May 21-22, 1999. Conference Organizer. “El Plan and Chicano Studies: Power, Resistance and Social Change, 30 years of Chicano/a Studies”. University of California, Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara CA.
February, 28th, 2018. Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Radical Politics in the Black Power and Chicano Movement. Guest Lecture at University of California Irvine, What is Social Justice course.
May 5th, 2017. Economic Democracy and Community Organizing. El Centro Community Center, Santa Barbara, CA.
March 25, 2017. Cooperatives and Marginalized Communities. Democracy @ Work Los Angeles. Santa Monica, California.
March 22, 2017. Discussion on CSU Tuition Hikes. Late Night Long Beach Show. Beach TV. CSU Long Beach.
December 19, 2016. Divided We Stand. Daily 49er Video series. By Chrystina Schwartz. Long Beach, California. https://youtu.be/TDA_je4WdF4
November 3, 2016. ¿Quiénes son los de la generación Z y por qué son importantes estas elecciones? [Who is generation Z and why are they so important in these elections?]. La Opinion Spanish newspaper. Circulation: 117K http://laopinion.com/2016/11/03/el-voto-de-la-generacion-z-es-importante-para-estas-elecciones/
September 20, 2016. Hispanic Heritage Celebration Address: “Being Latino in the U.S.” Hosted by Long Beach Councilman Roberto Uranga at Long Beach City Hall.
August 18, 2016. “De aqui y de alla: Dreamers retornan a Los Angeles despues de cumplir su sueño de regresar a Mexico” [From here and from there: Dreamers return to Los Angeles after achieving their dream to return to Mexico] La Opinion Spanish Newspaper. Circulation 117K. http://laopinion.com/2016/08/17/dreamers-retornan-a-los-angeles-despues-de-cumplir-su-sueno-de-regresar-a-mexico/
August 11, 2016. “Dreamers regresan a Mexico para reunirse con las familias que dejaron hace años para emigrar a EEUU.” [Dreamers return to Mexico to reunite with the families they left behind years ago in order to migrate to the U.S.] ] La Opinion Spanish Newspaper. Circulation 117K. http://laopinion.com/2016/08/10/jovenes-dreamers-viajan-a-mexico-para-reencontrarse-con-sus-familias/
May 15, 2016. Grand Marshal and Faculty Address. 2016 and 27th annual Chicano Latino Commencement (two ceremonies). California State University, Long Beach.
April 2, 2016. Keynote Address. Activate U: Helping Students Become Effective Health Advocates. Hosted by the California Health Professional Student Alliance (CaHPSA). University of California, Irvine.
March 30, 2016. Real Faculty of CSU Fight for Five. Video. By Deric Mendes. Long Beach, California. https://youtu.be/ECQrSh9Zanc?list=PL9B58F268A0C88358 .
October 20, 2015. “Empire Theory of Migration.” Guest Lecture in Latino Metropolis (Urban Planning 172).University of California, Irvine
February 19, 2015. “Theories of Immigration.” Guest Lecture in Introduction to Chicano Latino Life (CHLS 101). California State University, Long Beach .
May 18, 2013. “Building Stronger Healthier Communities Through Worker Ownership.” Workshop Presentation. The 11th Social Services in the Latina/o Community Conference. Presented by the Social Welfare Latina/o Caucus. UC, Los Angeles.
October 11, 2012. “The Legacy of Chican@/Latin@ Struggle in the U.S.: Labor Activism in the early 1900’s.” Guest Lecture in Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies (CLS 61). Class of 250 students. University of California, Irvine
October 31, 2011. “The Law Concerning Diversity in Higher Education” Panel Discussant. Moderated by School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. University of California, Irvine.
April 22, 2008. “Hispanic voters are the key: Some feel comfortable with Clinton, other young voters leaning to another.”
The Asahi Shimbun Japanese Newspaper Circulation: 8 million
April 15, 2011. “Stagnation and the Economic Crisis” Guest lecture in Introduction to Social Problems (Soc 3) University of California, Irvine
May 5, 2009. “The Cuban Revolution: Revolutionary Central” Presentation at Chicano/Latino Culture Week. University of California, Santa Barbara
April 11, 2007. “Social Movements In American Politics” Guest lecture in Introduction to American Politics (POSC 100) . Class of 300 students. California State University, Long Beach
April 22, 2006. “Politics of Identity” Workshop presentation at Raza College Day high school outreach conference. University of California, Santa Barbara
My previous research revolved around the discourse regarding Mexico's Drug war and the day to day Political Economic reality of Mexico's people. For this project I spent 4 months during the summer of 2009 engaged in participant observations in Mexico working under the supervision of Professors Leonel Yañez and Jesus Becerra at the Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas in Mexico.
I have also engaged in various research projects on the topics of Social Movements, Racial and Ethnic Politics in the U.S. and Environmental Politics.