Michael R Goldman
Educational Background & Specialties
- Ph.D.: University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, 1994.
- MA: Sociology, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, 1990.
- B.S: History and Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1982.
- Transnational, Political Economic and Urban Sociology
- Expert Networks of Finance, Development, Knowledge, and Power
- FSEM 1905 - Making of Global Cities
- Soc 3417 - Global Institutions of Power: WB, IMT, WTO
- Soc 4090 - Social Change and the Global City
- Soc 4311 - Race, Class & Politics of Nature
- Soc 4321 - Globalize This! Understanding Globalization through Sociology
- Soc 4966W - Major Project Seminar
- Soc 8090 - Topics: Finance, Space, and Power
- Soc 8290 - Topics: Global Cities
- Soc 8790 - Adv. Topics in Theory: Contemporary
- Soc 8890 - Advanced Research Methods: Studying Power Transnationaly
- GLOS 3145 - Theoretical Approaches to Global Studies
- GLOS 3550V - Supervised Research Paper
- GLOS 3900 - Ways of Knowing
- GLOS 3981W - Major Project Seminar
Research & Professional Activities
- In January 2016, awarded the Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao Chair Professor at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, India: "Recognition of an outstanding social scientist with the reputation of not only enriching social sciences with new ideas but also facilitating social and economic change through scholarly work so as to create a more enlightened, egalitarian and productive society"
- co-editor: new book series on Land with Cornell University Press: New Perspectives in Territory, Development and Environment
- Adjunct Professor: National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India , 2016
- senior editor: the international journal Capitalism, Nature, Socialism
- The making of global cities (including Bengaluru, India)
- Twin Cities housing justice and the changing role of the corporate landlord:
- Provincializing global urbanism
- Financialization of the city
- Urban ‘spaces of hope’
- "Speculative urbanism and the urban-financial conjuncture: Interrogating the afterlives of the financial crisis": Goldman, Michael, Environment and Planning A, online version 12 May 2021, Special issue on Speculative Urbanism . Download
- Through the Optics of Finance: Speculative Urbanism and the Transformation of Markets: Goldman, Michael, Devika Narayan, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Volume 45:2, March 2021 . Download
- Dispossession by financialization: the end(s) of rurality in the making of a speculative land market: Goldman, Michael, Journal of Peasant Studies, 47:6, December 2020 . Download
- "Water Crisis Through the Analytic of Urban Transformation: An Analysis of Bangalore's Hydrosocial Regimes,” with Devika Narayan. 2019. Water International 44(2):94-114.
- "The Problem,” with Vinay Gidwani and Carol Upadhya. 2017. Special Issue on Bangalore’s ‘Great Transformation'. Seminar 694:12-16.
- "With the Declining Significance of Labor, Who is Building our Global Cities?" 2015. International Labor and Working-Class History (87):137-164.
- "Introduction: Urban Revolutions in the Age of Global Urbanism," with Eric Sheppard, Vinay Gidwani, et al. 2015. Urban Studies 52(11):1947-1961.
- “Cities of the Global South Reader,.” 2014. Pp. 54-65 in Cities of the Global South Reader. Edited by Faranak Miraftab and Neema Kudva. NY: Routledge. Download
- “As Cities Become Financialized: The New Urbanism.” 2014. Featured interview in Express Magazine (Instanbul, Turkey).
- “Speculative Urbanism and the Making of the Next World City." 2011. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 25(3):555-581.
- "Speculating on the Next World City." 2011. Pp. 229-258 in Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of Being Global. Edited by Aihwa Ong and Ananya Roy. UK: Wiley Blackwell.
- "How 'Water for All!' Became Hegemonic: The Power of the World Bank and its Transnational Policy Networks." 2007. Special Issue on Global Water Policy. Geoforum 38(5):786-800.
- Imperial Nature: The World Bank and Struggles for Social Justice in the Age of Globalization. 2005. CT: Yale University Press.
- CLA Teaching Award, 2012 - 2013
- McKnight Presidential Fellow, 2006 - 2008
- Distinguished Book Award
- Imperial Nature
- Political Economy of World Systems
- American Sociological Association