Tom D. Wu

Tom D. Wu is a doctoral student of sociology at the Graduate Center of City University of New York (CUNY). His academic interests include immigration/citizenship, state theory and political subjectivities. Tom currently teaches at Queens College's sociology department and also serves as an oral historian for the Tenement Museum.

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The Motorbike Diaries

Tom D. Wu

It’s 11 a.m. on a brisk Friday morning. In the middle of a short block of 40th Road, just off Main Street in Queens, where colorful signs stand out against the densely packed four-story buildings, a handful of Chinese delivery workers dismount from their motorbikes. The dry pavement here is a welcome sight; much of the downtown area was buried under a foot of snow earlier in the week. The men, dressed in sneakers, blue jeans and puffy jackets, gather in a circle at one of the few empty parking spots.