Director

Michel S. Laguerre

Professor & Director

global.digital [at] berkeley.edu

Laguerre is the author of several books including American Odyssey (Cornell University Press, 1984), Urban Poverty in the Caribbean (Macmillan Press, 1990), The Military and Society in Haiti (University of Tennessee Press, 1993), The Informal City (Macmillan Press, 1994), Diasporic Citizenship (Macmillan Press, 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 (Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2005), Diaspora, Politics and Globalization (Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2006)  Global Neighborhoods: Jewish Quarters in Paris, London and Berlin (State University of New York Press, 2008), Network Governance of Global Religions (Routledge, 2011), and Parliament and Diaspora in Europe (The  NYU European Studies Book Series, 2013) to name a few. His essays include, for example, "Network Governance of Asian American Diasporic Politics" (2009), "Diasporic Lobbying in American Politics" (2004), "State Diaspora and Transnational Politics" (1999), "Wiring the Local: The Production of the Global" (2007), "Diasporic Globalization: Reframing the Local/Global Question" (2007), "The Muslim Chronopolis and Diasporic Temporality" (2004), "Virtual Time: The Processuality of the Cyberweek" (2004), and "Diasporic Politics in the European Union: Paris' City Hall and the Jewish Quarter" (2007).

Laguerre was the recipient of a Regents' Junior Faculty Fellowship and later he held the Barbara Weinstock Lectureship on the Morals of Trade.

Laguerre (a member of the American Political Science Association, the American Sociological Association, and a fellow of the American Anthropological Association) has served on the Executive Committee of the College of Letters and Science at the University of California at Berkeley and on various committees of the Academic Senate.

Affiliates

Sam Cherribi (Assistant to Provost, Emory University)

Greig Crysler (Architecture and Globalization)

Paul Duguid (Education and Information Technology)

Claude Fisher (Information Technology)

Joe Fong (Transnationalism and Immigration)

Caren Kaplan (Transnational feminist Cultural Studies)

Riva Kastoryano (Fondation Nationale des Science Politiques, Paris)

Todd LaPorte (Organization Theory and Public Policy)

Minoo Moallem (Gender and Women's Studies)

Lisa Montmayeur (Sociology, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Grenoble and Institut d'Etudes Anatoliennes -- Istanbul)

Caroline Valverde (University of California, Davis)

Hal Varian (Information Systems)