Professor, Director of the Berkeley Center for Globalization and Information Technology
Michel S. Laguerre, Ph.D., Social Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is Professor and Director of the Berkeley Center for Globalization and Information Technology at the University of California at Berkeley. He was a visiting scholar in the anthropology department at Harvard University in 1991-2 and in the program in Science, Technology and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2001-2. In 1994-5, he held at UC Berkeley the Barbara Weinstock Lectureship on the Morals of Trade. He has published several books including American Odyssey (Cornell University Press, 1984), Urban Poverty in the Caribbean: French Martinique as a Social Laboratory (Macmillan, 1990), The Military and Society in Haiti (University of Tennessee Press, 1993), The Informal City (Macmillan, 1994), Minoritized Space: An Inquiry into the Spatial Order of Things (Berkeley Public Policy Press, 1999), Diasporic Citizenship: Haitian Americans in Transnational America (Macmillan, 1998), The Global Ethnopolis: Chinatown, Japantown and Manilatown in American Society (Macmillan Press, 2000), Urban Multiculturalism and Globalization in New York City (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), The Digital City: The American Metropolis and Information Technology (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), Diaspora, Politics, and Globalization (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), Global Neighborhoods: Jewish Quarters in Paris, Berlin, and London (State University of New York Press, 2008), and Network Governance of Global Religions: Jerusalem, Rome, and Mecca (Routledge, 2011) and Parliament and Diaspora in Europe (2013). His areas of academic interest include contemporary social theory, information technology, Transnational diaspora politics, globalization, and global metropolitan studies. His new volume entitled The Multisite Nation is forthcoming.