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As a labor historian, Dr. Robin Muhammad studies workers, their communities and their political institutions. Her current research focuses on the history of industrial workers of African descent. Her book manuscript, Arsenal of Liberation, is a study of the African American experience in 20th-century California. By focusing on changes in the shipbuilding industry in northern California and the growing African American community, I am able to trace the challenges and limitations of liberal coalitions, technological innovation and federal policy.

Read more about her research.