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Dale Wimberley

Dale Wimberley, Associate Professor

Dale Wimberley, Associate Professor
Dale Wimberley, Associate Professor

Department of Sociology
640 McBryde Hall 
225 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-8960 |

Dr. Dale Wimberley is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology.

Current Projects:

  • Dale W. Wimberely, Meredith Ann Katz, and John Paul Mason. "Student Antisweatshop Campaigns and University-Licensed Global Apparel Production Networks: An Analysis of Strategic Power Relations."
  • Dale W. Wimberley and Alexander C. Ghessling. "College Student Antisweatshop Mobilization: Roles of Factors Promoting Collective Identity and Ease of Interaction."
  • Dale W. Wimberely and Talitha Rose. "The U.S. Antisweatshop Movement over Time: News Service Evidence of Trends."
  • Critical Global Political Economy
  • Social Movements
  • Social Inequality
  • Basic Human Needs and the Quality of Life
  • Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • M.A., Ohio State University
  • B.A., Louisiana Tech University
  • Member, Blacksburg - San José de Bocay Sister City Committee
  • Member, Coalition for Justice, Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Coalition for Justice, Blacksburg, Virginia, former Chair
  • Journal of World-Systems Research, former Associate Editor
  • Social Forces, former Editorial Board Member
  • Award for Excellence in International Initiatives, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2013-2014.
  • E. Gordon Ericksen Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech, 1999, 2009.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year, Department of Sociology, The Ohio State University, 1984.

Journal Articles

Dale W. Wimberley, "Quality of Life Trends in the Southern Black Belt, 1980-2005: A Research Note." Journal of Rural Social Sciences (previously titled Southern Rural Sociology) 25 (No. 1), 2010, pp. 103-118.

Dale W. Wimberley, "Setting the Stage for Cross-Border Solidarity: Movement Spillover and Early Mobilization in the Nicaragua Labor Rights Campaign." Labor Studies Journal 34, September 2009 (No. 3), pp. 318-338

Dale W. Wimberley, "Morality Patterns in Southern Black Belt: Regional and Racial Disparities." Sociation Today  6 (No. 2), Fall 2008.

Tom Ricker and Dale W. Wimberley, "Global Networking in the 21st Century: Labor Rights Movements and Nicaragua's Maquilas, 200-2001." Pp. 236-256 in Crises and Resistance in the 21st Century World-System, Wilma A. Dunaway, ed. Greenwood Press, 2003.

  • Dale W. Wimberley (PI). “The Student Antisweatshop Movement: Identity, Networks, and Action.” Niles Research Grant, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. $4,000. November 2014-June 2015.
  • John Ryan (PI), Thomas Ratliff (Co-PI), and Dale W. Wimberley (Co-PI). “Doctoral Dissertation Research: When Protest Turns Violent: Violence, Social Protest, and Policing Styles in the United States.” National Science Foundation, SES – Sociology, $5,530. August 15, 2010-July 31, 2011.
  • Ellington Graves, Theodore Fuller, and Dale Wimberley, Principal Investigators. 2008. “Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP).” Roanoke City and Alleghany Health District Departments of Health, Virginia. Funded contract, $17,000. June 2008-May 2009.